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The Archon 

A NEWSMAGAZINE published for Alumni and Parents of 


MARCH 1989 

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Headmaster's Page 1 

Doing for others in the global village 2 

Daniel Hall '47 

Adam Barton '89 
Our alumni are "fascinating" 4 

Michael Smith '54 

Robert Bass '67 

Charles McLaughlin '47 

Henry Eaton '70 
Election '88 Update 8 

Reunion '89 10 

GDA Scene 14 

The Arts at GD A 16 

Sports at GDA 18 

Class Notes 21 

From Byfield to the Big Time 40 

Lisa Sweeney '88 

David Moore '86 
Class Secretaries Inside Cover 

The Archon is published three 
times a year (Fall, Winter and 
Spring) by Governor Dummer 
Academy, Byfield, MA 01922 - 
508/465-1763. Letters and 
comments are welcome from 
graduates, parents and friends of 
the Academy. 

Linda S. Corbett, Editor 
William Lane, Photographer 
Stuart D. Chase 

Director of Development 
Christopher E. Harlow 

Director of Alumni Affairs 

Editorial Advisory Board 

Ben Beach '67 
John Costello P'89 
Henry Eaton '70 
John P. English '28 
Joseph Hoffman P'83 
Newton Lamson '58 
John Mercer '64 
Abigail Woodbury '79 



Cover photo taken in Moseley Chapel 
by Robert Zartarian '89. Reception 
photos by Stuart Chase. 




A rare, snowy day in Winter '89. 


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The Headmaster's Message 

Headmaster Peter and Dottie Bragdon attend a fall game. 


You have to play better than you 
know how." 
Buster Navins was overheard saying 
this at a halftime by David Williams, 
when David was a young member of the faculty. 
This statement formed the theme of David's speech 
at the fall varsity banquet. 

Buster's unadorned words not only served teams 
of the past but can also guide all members of the 
Governor Dummer family as they face new 

Articles within this Archon describe current 
students and graduates who have chosen the route 
urged by Buster in academics, business, athletics, 
and public service. Each has chosen to accept new 
challenges which demand performing "better than 
you know how." 


March 2, 1989 

Doing for others in the global village 

Dan Hall '47 

Adventure with a purpose 

Dan 1 [all would say that he 
receives rather than gives. 
Bui his seemingly insatiable 
desire to do lor others fuels 
and is fueled by his love of adventure 
and of meeting people. 

I wo years ago he pursued a dream to 
return to Africa, where he had taught 
twice before, with his sons Jeff and Ted, 
then 23 and 17. "But," Dan says, "we 
had to have a purpose. I wanted to do 
something and for my sons to do some- 
thing beside just go. That's how Habitat 
(for Humanity) fit in. I had heard of it; 
it's an extremely simple program based 
on the concept that everybody should 
have a basic, decent place to live. People 
in need buy these houses at very low 
cost and, along with volunteers, help 
build them." 

"It is also," he says, "a program with 
very little bureacracy." He wrote one 
letter to an African Episcopal minister 
who was organizing Habitat for Humani- 
ty in Zambia and the Halls were on their 

They flew to Nairobi and boarded a 
bus for the five-day trip to Kisulu, Tan- 
zania, a small village near Lake Tanga- 

"The bus was packed," says Dan. "For 
five days we ate bananas and slept sitting 
up. There was no air conditioning. Our 
backpacks were strapped on top of the 
bus, and one was underneath a pile of 
dried fish. The smell never came out." 

They spent the next 10 days working 
on a Habitat project at Kisulu, con- 
structing small houses out of red clay or 
brick, with cement floors and tin roofs. 
"They were pretty basic," Dan says, "but 
a big improvement over the more primi- 
tive thatched roof huts with which they 
coexist. Like their dirt floor coun- 
terparts, these houses do not have elec- 
tricity or indoor plumbing; the workers 
build an outhouse for each." 

Their second Habitat experience was 
in a remote fishing village in Zambia, 
two hours by bus from the capital of 
Lusaka. These houses were made of big- 
ger bricks made out of mud - because 
that's what is available - and white wash- 
ed, with tile root--. 

There is usually only one American on 

Dan Hall's son Ted and other volunteers at Habitat site in Kisulu, 

the scene at a Habitat project (while 
world-wide, Habitat is based in Ameri- 
cus, Georgia), so the Halls were "some- 
thing of an oddity. But we worked side 
by side with the native volunteers and 
the people who will own the homes, and 
we were well received." 

"There is something about working 
together with other people doing physi- 
cal labor that is leveling," Dan goes on. 
"Suspicions go away quickly. It's just 
great. Everyone needs a roof over their 
head wherever they live in the world." 

Habitat is not a gift program, he em- 
phasizes. Each locality has a committee 
which raises seed money for the pro- 
gram, and decides what the houses will 
be like and who is going to get them. 

A graduate of Colby College with his 
master's from Harvard, Dan first went to 
Africa as a teacher in 1960. He was hired 
by the United Church of Christ (UCC) 
as a lay teacher at a UCC school in 
colonial Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), near 
the Mozambique border. In 1968 he re- 
turned to Africa with his wite Lorrie, 
daughters Beth and Meg and son Jeff 
(now 27, 24, and 23), and worked for the 
Zambian government as a civil servant/ 
teacher in the copper-mining city of 

During the recent trip, the Halls re- 

Humanitarian Dan Hall '47. 

turned to both communities. Kitwe had 
grown from 140,000 to 800,000, some- 
thing "characteristic of urban devel- 
opment in Africa today," Dan says. 

Going back to Zimbabwe 29 years lat- 
er "was one of the greatest thrills." One 
of his former students they visited had 

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Adam Barton '89 

u Non sibi" a lifetime calling 

Adam Barton has taken the 
school motto, Non sibi sed 
alliis (not for self but for oth- 
ers), to heart in rather a 
global way. 

Last summer, between painting houses 
and working as a laboratory assistant in 
metallurgy at MIT, he was part of a 10- 
student team that travelled to Trinidad 
to put brick and stone facing on dormi- 
tories at a religious camp. (They original- 
ly planned to build a dormitory/shelter 
for street women in Port-au-Prince, Hai- 
ti, but were diverted by the military 
takeover there.) 

A year before, Adam had joined a 
team in the village of Rubio, Venezuela, 
to work on a school for children of mis- 
sionaries. Both projects were sponsored 
by Grace Chapel of Lexington, Massa- 
chusetts, and both affirm Adam's sense 
of mission. 

"Doing anything other than helping 
people," Adam says, "would be a waste 
of my talents." He is particularly inter- 
ested in civil engineering and thinks the 
Third World would be a good place to 
do it. "Now that Afghanistan is opening 
up," he says, "there is so much opportu- 
nity to help rebuild a country. They 
need houses, buildings, bridges, canals, 
irrigation systems. All the Third World 
countries do." 

Adam comes by his wanderlust and 
concern for others rather naturally. His 
parents, Charles and Margaret Barton, 
are native Australians who came to the 
U.S. for further study - and stayed on to 
raise their family. Charles is now rector 
of St. James Episcopal Church in Grove- 
land, Massachusetts. 

"Our parents have encouraged us to 
help others, individually and collective- 
ly," Adam speaks for himself and his 
three older brothers! "They've also in- 
sisted that we make our own decisions. 
They've taught us to be independent." 

As a family, for instance, they spend 
Christmas and Thanksgiving working at 
a soup kitchen in Haverhill. Separately, 
they cover the globe. 

Adam's brothers, Andrew '83 and 
John '84, were born in Australia, and 
both graduated in June from Wheaton 

College in Illinois. Andrew has served 
twice in the Honduras with a Wheaton 
mission group and he spent several 
months in Pakistan doing mission work 
on his own. He is now a first year medi- 
cal student at the University of Illinois. 
John, whose degreee is in chemistry, is 
about to return from Pakistan where he 
worked on his own and with SERVE. 

Peter '87, a sophomore and an Angier 
B. Duke Scholar at Duke University, has 
done mission work in Equador, and he 
visited Istanbul, Turkey, with a group 
from Grace Chapel. He is considering 
becoming a medical missionary. 

Adam himself has been to Australia 
twice as well as the Far East and all 50 

"It really does open your eyes," he says 
of his travels. "You realize there is so 
much out there. Here we go to school 
each day and come home to study in one 
small little section of Massachusetts. It 
becomes your whole life. Going away 
helps you become more selfless. It's hum- 
bling. You realize that you're really quite 

A Merit Scholarship semi-finalist who 
has been on the High Honor Roll every 
term at Governor Dummer, Adam is 
also GDA's number one cross-country 
runner; he placed fourth in the ISL 
championships and seventh in the New 
Englands in November. After two spring 
seasons of running the mile and the two- 
mile, he "discovered" the 800 meter run 
late last year, and has his sights on the 
school record before he graduates. 

What then? One option Adam is con- 
sidering is Operation Mobilization, a 
program that would defer college for a 
while, but "give me the chance to get to 
know myself a little better." Operation 
Mobilization takes students around the 
world on two ships - floating colleges of a 
sort - for high intensity missionary train- 
ing. They put in to African, Latin Amer- 
ican and European ports where they 
evangelize, work with local radio sta- 
tions, and provide a library and other 
resources for local church people. 

Operation Mobilization prefers a two- 
year commitment from its trainees, so 
Adam is having to make sure that those 


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Distance runner Adam Barton '89. 

colleges that interest him (among them 
Brown, Princeton, Yale, the University 
of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins and 
Wheaton) will allow a two-year deferral. 
"Fortunately," he says, "most of them 
say they do make exceptions upon occa- 

Our Alums are "fascinating" 

Two are among Fortune 25 

Two Governor Dummer alum- 
ni arc among those Fortune 
magazine considers "The 
Year's 25 Most Fascinating 
Business People." 

According to the January 2 Fortune, 
Michael Smith '54, who has been the 
government's chief trade negotiator for 
the past 10 years, arranged a major con- 
cordat with Japan that eliminates Japa- 
nese quotas on beef and oranges. The 
trade arrangement, the article says, may 
be the "most important of the decade." 

Fortune then called Robert M. "Bob" 
Bass '67 a "Secret Agent" because of his 
adversity to publicity, but noted that 
Bob's name "pops up in connection with 
seemingly every big business deal of the 

Smith, who was Cum Laude, winner 
of the Moody Kent Prize for French, and 
a varsity lacrosse player at Governor 
Dummer, went on to Harvard and into 
the U.S. Foreign Service. He served in 
Teheran, Chad, Strasbourg, and Lyon, 
and as staff assistant to the President 
and chief of Presidential Correspon- 
dence (which, he says, "may qualify me 
for my present position as class of '54 
secretary"). He was also chief of the Fib- 
ers and Textile Division, then chief tex- 
tile negotiator of the United States with 
the rank of minister. In 1979 he was 
accorded ambassador status, which he 
still has, and became Deputy U.S. Trade 

Smith is a native of Marblehead, Mas- 
sachusetts, where his family has been for 
300 years. "They fought in every war," 
he told Fortune, and probably a good 
many of them were pirates." 

His levity has become legend in the 
trade business and, said Fortune, makes 
him "a maverick in an unfunny busi- 
ness." He was reported to have put on 
fake glasses that make him look Japanese 
in a roomful of Japanese, and a baseball 
cap at a crucial moment in another im- 
portant meeting. 

The Japanese agreement was reached 
after Smith argued that their quota on 
beef imports was as restrictive as a tariff 
of 376%. He convinced them to replace 
the quota with a tariff of 70% that would 
be lowered to 50% in three years - a 
favorable agreement for the beef produc- 


Ambassador Michael Smith in 1989; below, as wrestling manager in 
1954, with coach Heb Evans. 

ers since red meat already brings high 
prices in Japan. The quota on oranges 
was lifted without much ado. 

Smith has now started a consulting 
firm, SJS Advanced Strategies, to help 
companies that cannot afford overseas 
offices to compete internationally. "That 
was what we did 200 years ago where I 
come from," he told Fortune. "I still 
think we can do it . . . trading, that is, 
not piracy." 

Mike and his wife Deborah live in Mc- 
Lean, Virginia. He has two children: 
Leslie, a graduate of St. John's College, 
married and the mother of a girl; and 
Eric, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Aca- 
demy now in the Marine Corps. 

Robert M. Bass in 1989; below, "Bo" in 1967. 

Despite Bob Bass's aversion to publici- 
ty, he also appeared on the cover of 
Institutional Investor in August (he was 
referred to as the "shy billionaire from 
Fort Worth" who has become "one of 
the most aggressive financiers in Ameri- 
ca") and of Business Week on October 3 
("The Bashful Billionaire"). Here's why: 

In the past year, according to Fortune, 
his Robert M. Bass Group (RMB) pur- 
chased the Westin Hotel chain for $1.53 
billion (and sold the flagship Plaza Hotel 
in New York to Donald Trump), took 
Bell 6k Howell private for $700 million, 
offered $1.94 billion to Macmillan pub- 
lishers in his first hostile takeover at- 
tempt, and was close to a deal with 

American Savings and Loan of Califor- 
nia, the nation's largest insolvent thrift 
bank. All of this happened, the mag- 
azine said, without Bass granting a single 
interview to the business press. 

(Early in 1989 he closed the deal with 
American S&d_ for $500 million and he 
has since bought 5.6 percent of Hough- 
ton-Mifflin, the Boston publishers.) 

Bob has become increasingly willing to 
endure the limelight in the name of pub- 
lic service, however. His first important 
cause was I-CARE (Citizen Advocates 
for Responsible Expansion), which de- 
feated a freeway overpass that would 
have encroached on the downtown Fort 
Worth historic district. He has also 
served on the Texas State Highway 
Commission and is chairman of the Na- 
tional Trust for Historic Preservation 
and of Cook-Fort Worth Children's 
Medical Center. A family friend calls 
him "a guy who desperately wants to 
make a difference." 

Bob was art editor of the Governor and 
the Archon while at Governor Dummer, 
and he went on to Yale and to Stanford, 
where he earned his M.B.A. in 1974. He 
and his wife Anne, his college sweet- 
heart, have four children — Christo- 
pher, 14; Timothy, 12; Anne, 10; and 
Margaret, 8 — and their roots are deep 
in Texas. 

They are spending more time in Wash- 
ington, D.C., however, where their 
Georgetown complex includes the estate 
that Ulysses S. Grant used as his sum- 
mer White House. Last fall they hosted 
the much-publicized dinner dance cele- 
brating the restoration of Union Station 
and Anne is on the board of several art 
and conservation organizations in the 
nation's capital. 

Bob was unable to attend his GDA 
reunion two years ago, but he did send 
in this summary of the past 20 years for 
the class of '67 reunion book: 

"Busy, challenging and fascinating. 
After 15 years in business, a few chuck 
holes and some good fortune, 1 finally 
end up as having as my business partners 
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy 
on one hand, and Yogi Bear, Fred 
Flintstone and Scooby Doo on the oth- 
er." (RMB has interests in Disney and 
Taft Broadcasting.) 

Bob's most significant experience in 
life, he said then, "hasn't happened yet." 

( !harles ( .'. M< Laughlin '47 

Dedicated to preserving our national landscapes 

Charles C. "Charlie" Mc- 
ighlin used to wonder 
"why we grew the trees along 
our streets." 

Thus began ;i life-long interest in the 
planning oi cities and parks and in Fred- 
erick Law Olmsted, the 19th Century 
"landscape architect" who invented the 
term, and was responsible for much of 
tin greening of cities coast to coast. 
Olmsted designed New York's Central 
Park and Boston's Fenway, as well as 
Prospect and Morningside Parks in New 
York, college campuses and more. He 
was also an inveterate traveler, social 
critic, abolitionist and writer. 

Charlie, who was once editor-in-chief 
of the Milestone, is editor-in-chief of the 
multi-volume The Papers of Frederick Law 
Olmsted, thus preserving Olmsted's lega- 
cy in black and white, while encouraging 
preservation of the green. 

Upon graduation from Governor 
Dummer in 1947, with a Morse Flag, 
First Speaking Prize, and Moody Kent 
Prizes for French and English in hand, 
Charlie went off to Yale. 

From his curiosity about trees along 
the streets grew an interest in city plan- 
ning and, he says, "Information in all 
the roads led to Olmsted." So he did his 
senior essay on Olmsted who, inciden- 
tally, had been at Yale himself. Then, 
"encouraged by a nice prize," Charlie 
went on to Harvard where he earned his 
Ph.D. and began editing 35 of 25,000 
Olmsted papers. He taught at Stanford 
(a campus which Olmsted designed), 
and, for the past 26 years, has been pro- 
fessor of history and American Studies 
at The American University in Wash- 
ington, D.C., in addition to his work on 
the Olmsted papers. 

It was at Governor Dummer, he says, 
that he gained confidence and enthu- 
siasm for teaching. Among his courses 
this year are "Great Ideas in America," 
"The Rise of the American City," "The 
West in Imagination," a course on his- 
torical editing, and "The City in Histo- 
ry" ("from the cave to the bomb"); 
among his students in "American Cultu- 
ral History" is fellow GDA alumnus Jon 
Blau '87. (Jon earned a "B.") 

Prof. Charles McLaughlin '47. 

The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted is 
a 12-volume collection of the works of 
Hartford-born Olmsted, who combined 
a love of traveling and a preoccupation 
with agriculture and landscape design. 
He was part of the movement to bring 
the English "gardenesque school" to 
America for the enjoyment of the mid- 
dle and working classes, and he designed 
more than 80 public parks across the 
continent. Among his best works are the 
West Wing and grounds of the Capitol 
in Washington, D.C.; the grounds of the 
1893 World's Columbian Exposition in 
Chicago; Prospect Park in Brooklyn; 
Morningside and Riverside Parks in 
Manhattan; Mount Royal Park in Mon- 
treal; the Vanderbilts' "Biltmore" estate 
in Asheville, N.C., Washington and 
Jackson Parks in Chicago and Belle Isle 
Park in Detroit, as well as the compli- 
cated Boston park system. 

Four volumes of Papers are now in 
print. The Formative Years 1822-1852 re- 
counts his youth in New England with 
vignettes of rural and seafaring life. Slav- 

ery and the South was written while he 
toured the South as correspondent for 
the Xeu York Times. Creating Central 
Park 1857-1861 tells about the nation's 
most complex landscape design project. 
The Civil War Letters 1861-63 was writ- 
ten when he was executive director of 
the Sanitary Commission (appointed by 
President Lincoln), and funneling sup- 
plies to the Union Army. 

Volume V, The California Years 1863- 
1865, went to press November 1 and will 
be available in the fall. These papers 
were written while Olmsted was the first 
commissioner of Yosemite National 
Park, and running a gold mine. Close 
behind is Olmsted and Vaux in New York 
1865-72, basically about the design of 
Central Park. Volume VII will be about 
Boston, where Olmsted created the fa- 
mous "emerald necklace" which includes 
Arnold Arboretum and Franklin Park. 

Charlie's involvement with Olmsted 
parks goes beyond editing; he is active in 
the National Association for Olmsted 
Parks, a group dedicated to their preser- 
vation and to fending off development. 
"Practically every park system in the 
country needs protection," he says. "The 
pressures are tremendous." 

Charlie and his wife, whom he met in 
the fourth grade at Shady Hill School in 
Cambridge, live in Chevy Chase, 
Maryland., where Ann does her writing. 
She has just completed her first novel, 
Lightning in July, based on their experi- 
ences in Boston in the 1950s, when they 
both had polio. It will be released in 
October. The McLaughlins have two 
children: John, who is in real estate in 
Washington, D.C., and Ellen, a play- 
wright and actress based in San Francis- 

Charlie McLaughlin returned to cam- 
pus for his 40th Reunion a year ago and 
sang once again for Art Sager with the 
Alumni Glee Club. 

"I still remember the first night I came 
to rehearsal in September 1944," he says. 
"Art had the old boys sing Allegri's 
"Misere" for us. I was astonished and 
couldn't imagine how anyone could pos- 
sibly achieve such a splendid sound. I 

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Henry Eaton 70 

Henry Eaton sees rock and TV news as similar 

By Dean Johnson* 

Old rock 'n' rollers never die 
they . . . just become tele- 
vision news reporters. 
At least that's the case for 
WLVI-TV (Channel 56) beat reporter 
Henry Eaton. 

A dozen years ago the clean-cut Eat- 
on, now in his mid-30s, had hair down 
to his waist and was known to rockers 
around Boston as Cadillac Jack. 

He was a guitarist and vocalist in Duke 
and the Drivers, one of the grittiest r&b 
bar bands the area has ever produced. 
Duke and the Drivers released two al- 
bums on a national label, had a local 
Top 10 hit, and opened shows for the 
likes of Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers 
and Deep Purple. 

Some people might marvel at the way 
Eaton has adjusted to two very different 
worlds: rock 'n' roll and television news. 
He doesn't see it that way. 

"I think there's a gross misconception 
that once you're in rock 'n' roll, you 
never get out and that you destroy your 
life in the process. Don't misconstrue 
television as the real world," he stressed. 

"It's marginally more sane and de- 
pendable than rock 'n' roll. But in some 
ways it's like jumping out of the frying 
pan into the fire. Anyone who thinks 
doing television is like working in a bank 
is crazy. Working in television means 
crazy hours in a a crazy business where 
your job is always insecure. 

"They (TV news and the music busi- 
ness) are similar in that both have some- 
thing to do with entertainment. The 
glamour element in what I do now, 
though, is completely nonexistent to my 
days with the band." 

But Eaton also pointed out some simi- 
larities between the two fields. "Onstage 
you have good nights and bad nights. 
On television, I have nights when I'm 
effective, and others when I didn't quite 

Eaton was a student at Harvard when 
Duke and the Drivers took off. "In good 
conscience," Eaton recalled, "I really 
had a choice to make. My head was in 
school, but my heart was in the band." 

In those battles, the heart usually 
wins, so Eaton left Harvard to pursue 
rock 'n' roll on a full-time basis. Then 
something happened that has stopped 
dozens of local bands dead in their 

"We just flat-out made bad business 
decisions," he explained. 

So he enrolled at Boston University, 
discovered journalism, and finally grad- 
uated from college in 1980, 10 years after 
he first enrolled at Harvard. 

Eaton's early television jobs included a 
stint as a news intern at Channel 5. 
"Having gone from limousines and play- 
ing at Boston Garden to making coffee 
and ripping copy off the wires at Chan- 
nel 5 helped to center me. It gave me 
balance about what I was doing now." 

He became a news producer at Chan- 
nel 5, then moved to Providence to es- 
cape "ghosts" in Boston and to get expe- 
rience as a reporter in front of the 

Now Eaton is back in the city where 
he was once part of its rock royalty, and 
he hasn't forgotten. 

"To say I regret any of it would be to 
negate where I am today. I am funda- 
mentally happy. I'm very grateful to 
have landed on my feet after my rock 'n' 
roll experience and to be able to survive 
and prosper." 

* Reprinted with permission of the Bos- 
ton Herald. 


Henry Eaton continues to prosper as a 
general assignment news reporter and in 
the past months has covered, he says, 
his "fair share" of campaign, election 
and Michael Dukakis stories. 

"I am continually drawing on the ex- 
periences I had at GDA and the things I 
learned there," he says. "GDA has a 
special part in my heart. Those were four 
important years - a quarter of my life." 

He has returned to campus recently as 
a member of the Archon Advisory 
Board and as a volunteer for the Capital 

Henry and his wife Cathy live in 
Chestnut Hill with daughter Brooke, 3, 
and they are expecting a second child in 

April. Henry still listens to rock and roll, 
but he has added jazz, classical, and tod- 
dler tunes. He sings a mean "The Wheels 
on the Bus Go Round and Round." 

Henry Eaton '70 as Cadillac Jack, 
above; as Channel 56 newsman, 

Election '88: the results 

Gordon Price helps save the family farm 

Glon Price '49 and a 
> i. itc had a \ i< tory ol a dil 
fereni sort in November, 
when they soundly defeated 
[uestion on the Massa< husetts ballot. 

Question tfW proponents sought sup- 

I for new legislation reparoling the 

itment oi larm animals, and their ads 

began, "Do you favor humane treatment 

irm animals.'" 

"The issue was far more complicated 
than humane treatment, however," says 
True, president of the 5,000-member 
Massachusetts Farm Bureau. "Of course 
we favor humane treatment for farm ani- 
mals. But we already have regulations." 
Question #3 would have duplicated laws 
already in effect and created more bu- 
reaucracy, he says, including an advisory 
board of veterinarians and animal scien- 
tists - but no farmers. 

Gordon thus became chairman of a 
"Vote No" group called the "Massachu- 
setts Committee to Save the Family 

The threat to the family farm, he ex- 
plains, lay basically in the additional bu- 
reaucratic regulations and compliance 
costs the question would have caused. In 
Massachusetts, he says, finances are such 
that "the option of not staying in busi- 
ness is becoming somewhat attractive to 
small farmers. The small farm economy 
is fragile. We're competing more and 
more with products from other areas of 
the country. We don't need to be 
hassled by our own state." 

Animal farming is on the decline more 
than any other type of farming, he adds. 
The dairy business, a backbone of the 
farm industry in the state, is particularly 
having trouble, as milk is increasingly 
being shipped in from other parts of the 

Diversified and specialty farms (cran- 
berries, for instance) are doing better, 
and retail farms that sell directly to the 
consumer, such as Price's Ingaldsby 
Farm in Boxford, seem to be holding 
their own. However, Gordon says, "a 
decline in farms affects all of us. Fewer 
farmers will result in fewer suppliers - 
such as farm equipment - for the rest." 

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Gordon Price '49 carrying "Vote No" sign. 



With the Farm Bureau behind the 
"Save the Family Farm" group, as well as 
the Department of Agriculture, the Mas- 
sachusetts Society for the Prevention of 
Cruelty to Animals and the Animal Res- 
cue League, "Vote No" signs appeared 
across the state. A farm stand is an ideal 
spot, Gordon says, as most are in well- 
travelled locations. 

On Election Day, "Vote No" pickets 
were carried at some 1500 of the 2000 
polling areas in the state. Gordon and 
his wife Susan toted signs at high-traffic 
North Station and the Callahan Tunnel 
in Boston. When the day was over, they 
had defeated the question by 70%. 

Price's Ingaldsby Farm sells home- 
grown fruits and vegetables, namely 
sweet corn, green beans, tomatoes, and 
pick-your-own strawberries and apples - 
and now frozen apple pies. To round out 
the product line they buy some produce, 
such as lettuce from California or Cana- 
da, at the Boston wholesale market. But 
they sell products there in return, and 
they supply other roadside stands in the 


The farm is basically a seasonal busi- 
ness from mid-May to the end of Octo- 

ber, but they also sell hay and firewood 
and cut-your-own trees at Christmas 

Gordon and his sister Anne Meyers 
P'75 grew up on the farm their parents 
had started in 1928. Their mother's 
maiden name was Ingalls (hence 
"Ingaldsby"), and she ran the farm after 
Gordon's father died in 1934. 

At Governor Dummer, "Pricy," as he 
was called then, played football and la- 
crosse and ran track. He went on to earn 
a B.S. in geology at the University of 
Massachusetts, then came home to the 

Occasionally, over the years, he has 
thought about trying another career. 
"But when I look into it," he says, "I 
think I'm pretty lucky at not having to 
get into the traffic and other hassles." 

He likes nothing better than to "see a 
good healthy field of something grow- 
ing . . . nice and clean, no weeds," and 
two of their four children, Tom and Ca- 
therine, now run the farm. Gordon 
works "when 1 want to." 

Gordon is also related to four GDA 
graduates: the late Tom Manley '54 was 
his wife Susan's brother; Mary Anne 



Meyers Polich 75 is his sister Anne's 
daughter; and Dirk 75 and Carrie 
Lyons 77 are cousins. 

John Carroll takes his seat 

John Carroll '62 was sworn into the 
State Senate of Vermont on January 5, 
one of three senators for Windsor Coun- 
ty, 30 overall. The legislative session will 
run four days a week through May, then 
reconvene in January of 1990 for anoth- 
er six months. 

The main issues coming up: health 
care and insurance, affordable housing 
and the deteriorating state transporta- 
tion system, as well as the state financial 

"I feel like I'm going into my freshman 
year at college," John says. "It's all an 
incredibly exciting prospect." 

He will commute an hour and a quar- 
ter over the hills from his home in Nor- 
wich to Montpelier, and snow plow all 
night as the season requires. Most legis- 
lators have work they have to tend to, 
he says, "and my plowing business can't 
very well be put on auto pilot." 

One downside of his election is that he 
will have to give up coaching lacrosse at 
Hanover (New Hamphsire) High School. 
The team had its best record (13-2) in 
history last spring, "and we had 18 re- 
turning lettermen. They are in for one 
hot season." 

Meanwhile . . . 

Scott Williams 74 did not win the 
U.S. House seat from the 1st District of 
New Hampshire, but he continues as 
vice-chairman of the Democratic Party 
in the Granite State, and he was pleased 
"with the attention his campaign brought 
to the health care woes of the elderly. 
Future political plans: undecided. 

Mark Starr '65 got his post-election 
vacation: a few weeks in Florida. "I 
could have used a few years," he says, 
after following candidate Michael Duka- 
kis coast to coast as Boston Bureau chief 
for Newsweek . Mark is now "looking in 
my own back yard (New England) for 
major news stories - something I haven't 
been able to do for the past year." 

"I don't think politics will be a major 
part of what I do," he adds, though he 
does predict a "good governor's race in 
two years." 

As GDA went . . . 

GDA students participated in the Na- 
tional Mock Election sponsored by Time 
Magazine and C-Span early in Novem- 
ber, and the results were somewhat por- 

George Bush beat Mike Dukakis 127 
to 111 (or 53% to 47% versus 54%-46% 
nationally); Democrat Ted Kennedy 
beat Republican Joe Malone for U.S. 
Senate 80-38 (two to one in real life); and 
Nick Mavroules beat Paul McCarthy for 
U.S. Representative, 38-33. 

One of the surprises, says senior Rick 

Fox who ran the election, was the num- 
ber of students who claimed to be Inde- 
pendents. Asked what party they con- 
sidered themselves to belong to, 172 
students responded like so: Republican, 
51; Democrat, 43; Independent, 66; and 
Other, 12. 

"I think," Fox says, "it may be because 
they live in a liberal part of the country - 
New England - but they have been ex- 
posed to a lot of negativism in the Presi- 
dential campaign." 

All in all, Fox feels the survey prompt- 
ed a lot of discussion in class and out. 
"People were actually talking about poli- 
tics in the French Building," he said. 

The 175 students who responded to 
other issues as follows: 

Survey of Students 

How do you feel 
about . . . 




Tougher penalities for drug 




Increased taxes to reduce fed- 
eral deficit? 




New government programs 
to help the homeless? 




Treaty to drastically reduce 
nuclear missiles in the U.S. 




U.S. aid for the Nicaraguan 




What do you feel . . . 

your financial situation will 




1 don't 

be, compared to your par- 
ents', when you are their 





Reunion '89 

Celebration . . 

]unc 16, 17&18 

The 45th for '44 — At the Spring Dance, from left: president Rem Clark, 
Bill McKenna, Mitchell Fish and Frank Martin. 

The 10th for '79 — Stu Cawley and Derek Spears lead graduates. 


The 25th for '64 — Left, winter track captain Terry Golden; 
camera club vice-president Bryan Hamric. 



Reunion '89 Weekend plans arc- 
developing in the finest tradi- 
tion of recent years - with a few 
new twists to make the cele- 
bration more memorable than ever. 

Reunion class parties for the years 
1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 
1969, 1974, 1979 and 1984 will be held 
on Saturday night this year to encourage 
the greatest number of alumni/ae to at- 
tend. Some attractive off-campus activ- 
ities have been added - including three 
exclusive cruises aboard the popular 
Newburyport tour boat, the Yankee 
Clipper - and a walking tour of Historic 
Newburyport. As a follow-up to the '88 
weekend's ground-breaking ceremony 
for the new dormitory, open house will 
be held at the completed dorm through- 
out the day on Saturday. 

Once again alumni/ae will have full 
use of the campus and those who wish to 
stay in dormitories may reserve rooms. 
A reunion class may stay together in one 
dorm, provided reservations are made 
early. GDA students will serve as Reun- 
ion ambassadors and provide a variety of 
services for alumni/ae, including a fun- 
filled children's program for guest young- 

The Reunion Glee Club, led by mas- 
ters emeriti Art Sager and Ben Stone, 
will perform at the Reunion Chapel 
Service on Sunday morning; their Satur- 
day afternoon rehearsal at 4 o'clock, if 
tradition serves, will also be a major at- 

The weekend will officially begin Fri- 
day afternoon with a Headmaster's Re- 
ception and buffet dinner; tables will be 
reserved for the reunion classes. A sun- 
set harbor cruise will begin at 8:30 p.m. 
by reservation and a social hour will 
follow in the Cobb Room. 

The Saturday morning schedule in- 
cludes continental breakfast, five-mile 
road race, campus tours, tennis, open 
house at the new dormitory, and the 
Annual Meeting of Alumni, followed by 
a picnic lunch and class photographs. 
The Old Guard classes will be honored 
guests at a champagne luncheon at the 
Mansion House. 

On Saturday afternoon will be softball 
challenge matches, tennis, golf, more 


The 35th for '54 — The girls arrive for the spring Milestone Dance. 

campus tours, and the Glee Club re- 
hearsal at 4, as well as Newburyport 
Harbor cruises at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., and 
a walking tour of the Clipper Trail in 
Historic Newburyport. School vans will 
be available to classes for transportation. 

Fran and Buster Navins will entertain 
the 50th Reunion Class of 1939 at their 
home on Faculty Lane Saturday night, 
while Dottie and Peter Bragdon will en- 
tertain the 25th Reunion class of 1964 
for dinner at the Mansion House. The 
classes of '44, '49, '54, '59, '69, 74, 79 
and '84 will be treated to a New England 
clambake on the lawn, and a dance un- 
der the tent. 

Sunday morning's continental break- 
fast will precede the Chapel Service at 10 
a.m., and a farewell brunch will bring 
the weekend to a close. 

A list of class and reunion leaders fol- 
lows, as well as a list of reunion class 
alumni whose addresses are unknown to 
the Alumni Office. Please contact 
Christopher Harlow, director of Alumni 
Affairs, or your class secretary or agent if 
you know the whereabouts of any of 
those missing. 

A complete program and reservation 
form will be mailed in April. In the 
meantime, Reunion Committees are 
busy with class newsletters and reunion 
questionnaires. Reunioners are asked to 
share memories and photographs with 
their class secretaries in preparation of a 
Reunion Class scrapbook. 

The 5th for '84 — From left, Betsy Tuthill, Kristen James, Kim D'Ora> 
zio, Ron Liss, Kristin MacKenzie, Matt Carothers and Kim Adams. 

The 40th for '49 

The Glee Club in concert with director Art Sager. 


The 50th for '39 — The basketball team: front row, Bob 
Nutter '40, Don Mortimer '40, Frank "Buddy" Donoghue, 
John Koslowski, Bert Pratt; back row, John Eshelman '41 
(deceased), Tom Tenney, Adrian Hasse (deceased), Charlie 
Hewitt and Matty Hannon. 

The 20th for '69 — The Archon staff: front row, 
Dick MacKowsky, editor Nat Follansbee, John 
Connelly; back row, Wil Durham, Jim Bayley, 
Carlo White and John Stayman. 


Class Alumni whose addresses 

are missing 


• Edmund J. Berry 

James S. Trask 

Michael MacLean 


- Emmart Lacrosse, Jr. 


- J. Howard Foster 

Joseph L. McLaughlin, Jr. 


- Herbert L. Badger, Jr. 

Dana H. Getchell 

Louis R.C. Piatt 

William W. Hyde II 

Philip B. Maclnnis 

Harris E. Wainwright, Jr. 

Otis R. Kerr 

Capt. John J. Mozzicato 

Howard D. Wilcox 

James Malcolm 

James Royce 


- Charles K. Alexander 

David F. Quigley, Jr. 


- Kenneth W. Barstow 

Richard P. Dresser 

Basil A. Ridgeway 

C. Joseph Bates II 

Dennis C. Foss 

Paul Rutherford, Jr. 

Robert W. Benjamin 

David M. Gearhart 

Philip E. Weber 

William Burke III 

John M. Hayes, Jr. 

William P. Whitman II 

Robert H. Corcoran 

Jeffrey J. Hubbard 

Walter A. Woodbury 

Robert P. Coyne 

J. Eric Menz 


- Hugh W. Byfield 

Ralph R. Crawford 

Willoughby L. Nason 

Williams Cochran, Jr. 

James L. Fothergill 

William E. Roberts 

H. Curtis Dewey 

John W. Gardner 

Robert M. Segal 

John B. Dillingham 

Robert E. Griffin 

Richard P. Whiting 

David P. Faulkner 

H. George Harrison 

Richard S. Wilson 

Frederick A. Greene 

Nelson J. Idler 


- W. Robert Engesser 

William F. Hagen 

William B. Robinson 

John S. Forbes 

John P. Hatch 

Paul D. Steinberg 

Richard H. French, Jr. 

Richard L. Kaufman 

I. Newton Stiteler III 

Harold Hudson 

Robert L. Livingston 


- James E. Auker 

Mark Lund, Jr. 

Edward B. Mulcahy 

Davy W. Babcock 

Frederick J. Lyle 

Norman B. Pitcairn, Jr 

James M. Barney 

Frederick B. Sang II 

Edwin W. Thomas, Jr. 

James G. Brooks, Jr. 

Stuart M. Smith 

Gordon K. Tooley 

Ernest G. Brown 

Andrew H. Tarlow 

Carl F. Wittig 

Calvin W.Dail, Jr. 

David R. Whitmore 


- Frederick H. Johnson, 


D. Cameron Dobbins 


- William H. Black 

Richard W. Manville 

Arthur W. Gregory III 

Spencer M. Kuhn 

W. Everett Porter, Jr. 

Joseph B.D. Haskell 

Burnell Poole III 

John L. Randall 





The 30th for '59 — The hockey team waits for their foe. 

The 15th for '74 — Above, field 
hockey captains Pam McElroy 
and Priscilla Read; below, Acade- 
my Prize winner David Williams. 

Reunion Class Leaders 

The Old Guard Alumni - 

'39 - The 50th Reunion Class 

'44 - The 45th Reunion Class 

'49 - The 40th Reunion Class - 

'54 - The 35th Reunion Class 

'59 - The 30th Reunion Class 

'64 - The 25th Reunion Class 

'69 - The 20th Reunion Class 

'74 - The 15th Reunion Class - 

'79 - The 10th Reunion Class 

'84 - The 5th Reunion Class - 

John P. English '28, Class of '30 and earlier; 

Howard J. Navins '31, Terry Staples '32, Harry 

Churchill '33, Dr. Harold Audet '38 

Meron Ananian, Spencer Brewster, Jack Dyer, 

John Koslowski, Hank Payson, Don Stockwell*, 

Tom Tenney 

Ben Pearson*, Gordon Hoyt, Ed Tarbell, 

John Whitney, Al Wyer 

Archer des Cognets, Tom Emery*, Manson 

Hall*, Gordon Price, Ed Veasey 

Tom Larsen, Ron Paparella, Mike Smith*, 

Jon Windle 

John Catlett, Bill Donnelly, Jim Foley, Rick 

Friend*, Peter Sherin, Alan Tucker, Bill 


Don Balser, Bob Canterbury, Paul Freeberg, 

Terry Golden, Larry Henchey, Ralph Johnson, 

Jeff Karelis, John Mercer* 

Peter Borneman, Andy Costello, Peter Dorsey, 

Nat Follansbee, Steve Goodhue, Jeff Gordon*, 

Josh Miner, Ralph O'Leary, Tim Tenney 

Rick Atwood, Brandon Chase, Steve Epstein, 

Bourke Gorman, Tom Huffsmith*, Randi 

Lapidus, Pam McElroy, Jon Sendor*, Andrea 

Shaw, Jim Shaw, Karen Yesair 

Troy Dagres, Dara Entekhabi, Lisa Law 

Kingsley, Andy Linn, Kathy Leary Livermore, 

Felicia Lynch Lowery, Wendy Silin McAvoy, 

Jim Ronan, Laura Roome, Gretchen Roorbach, 

Henry Rosen, Steve Sterman, Abby 


Paul Bartholomew, Matt Carothers*, Kim 

Grillo, Christine Romboletti* 

If your name is not already listed, you are cordially invited to join your Reunion 
Committee. Please contact your Class Secretary (*) or the Alumni Office, 


GDA scene 

The Korean connection 

Kil-( )hun Yli arrived at Gover- 
nor Dummer more than 100 
i a the first studeni 
from Korea. 

He returned to his native land, accord- 
ing to Harvard anthropologist Kyun 
Koo Han, "to lead her modernization 
effort as noted statesman (home min- 
ister), enlightenment thinker (author of 
Observation on a journey to the West) and 
prominent scholar (author of Grammar 
of Korea)." 

He arrived here for school year 1884- 
85, but his hopes of going on to Harvard 
were dashed by a political situation at 
home. Governor Dummer thus rep- 
resents his only formal education in the 
U.S., and last fall, Frost Library received 
the newly published A Biography of Kit- 
Chun Yu. 

Mr. Yu's grandson, Pyung-Duk Yu, 
visited Governor Dummer in 1987 and, 
according to Mr. Han, "was shown 
around the school and presented with 
precious gifts, including a list of the en- 
rolled students' names published 100 
years ago. He was deeply moved to find 
his grandfather's name in that small 
booklet. That visit has become one of 
the fondest memories of his trip to the 
United States. 

"When a biography of his grandfather 
was published last year, he asked me to 
send a copy to your school. It is Mr. Yu's 
wish that this book is kept in your 
school's library and is read by interested 
persons, including Korean students at- 
tending your school." 

There are two students from Korea at 
the Academy today: Hyun Young Shin, 
a senior, and Kyu S. Hahn, a sopho- 
more, both from Seoul. Hyun Young's 

KiUChun Yu in 1884, the year he 
arrived as a student. 

KihChun Yu as Korean statesman 
and scholar. 

brother, Hyun Ri '88, is a student at 
Amherst College. 


Cusmxfi Adams 

Herbert Edmund Baldwin. 
Benjamin Franklin Berry. 
John Clifton Burke. . 
Francis Bradford Choate, 

Yu Kil Chun 

William Cogswell, -fit.. 

By field. 

Wellsville. N. Y. 

New Orleans. La. 



Seoul. Korea. 


A page from the Dummer School catalog of 1884'85. 

Off to Singapore 

English Department chairman Wally 
Rowe and his wife Carol, former math- 
ematics teacher, have departed for a 
year in Singapore, where Wally will be 
preparing junior college students to 
take entrance exams for Cambridge Uni- 

Albert Finn, an English master here 
since 1979, is acting department head in 
Wally's absence. Al, who is dorm master 
in Evans Cottage, is also JV wrestling 
coach and, frequently, technical director 
for GDA stage productions. 

Ross Clayton has arrived from Victo- 
ria, Australia, to teach English for the 
calendar year. A graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Adelaide, he has 26 years of 
teaching experience in England and 
Australia. In addition to English and 
English literature, he has taught history, 
social studies and mathematics. He has 
also played and coached tennis, cricket, 
football, swimming and hockey. 

Gene C. Haley, a Byfield resident with 
a Ph.D. in Celtic Languages and Litera- 
tures, has been hired to fill in for Joanna 
Grugeon, who is on medical leave. 

He formerly was English instructor 
and department chairman at Berklee 
College of Music in Boston, and taught 
Celtic Literature courses for Harvard 
University Extension. He has also been 
public relations director of the New Eng- 
land Conservatory of Music, co-founder 
of Haley & Ruckle, Inc., a full-service 
Boston advertising agency, and most re- 
cently, marketing communications con- 
sultant. He earned his A.B. degree in 
humanities at Harvard University Ex- 
tension, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Har- 
vard University Graduate School. 

Who we are 

The 330 students at Governor Dum- 
mer this year come from 23 states and 10 
countries. They include 199 boys and 
131 girls; 220 boarders and 110 day stu- 
dents; and 87 seniors, 90 juniors, 94 
sophomores and 59 freshmen. 

The 124 new students represent one of 
the most geographically diverse groups 
in recent years. 

In addition to Hyun Ri Shin and new- 
comer Kyu Hahn of Korea, internation- 



al students hail from Canada, Grand 
Cayman, Venezuela, England, Mexico, 
Thailand, Germany, Kenya and Tai- 

Library donations 

Frost Library and the entire school 
community are benefitting enormously 
from two programs sponsored by the 
Governor Dummer Allies. More than 
$1300 toward new books was received 
through their annual Buy-a-Book pro- 
gram during Parents Weekend. Then on 
November 5, the Literary Lion Auction 
grossed more than $18,000 toward 
equipment and books and other materi- 
als for the resource center. 

Book gifts of $25 or more in honor or 
in memory of a student, alumnus/a or 
faculty member, continue to be accepted 
on an on-going basis. A donor may spec- 
ify a book of choice. Please contact Mrs. 
Charles Kriebel, 45 Downing Road, Pea- 
body, MA 01960. 

Parents in education 

Governor Dummer Academy has an 
impressive number of educator-parents: 
61 are involved in education in some 
way. At the college or university level 
are 10 professors, two administrators 
and one researcher; at independent sec- 
ondary schools are one headmaster, 
three department heads, seven teachers 
and one administrator (plus three mas- 
ters/administrators at GDA); and at in- 
dependent lower schools are one head- 
master and six teachers. At public 
schools are two principals, 20 teachers 
and one administrator. 
• Involved in education in other capaci- 
ties are four secretaries, a nurse, a school 
psychologist, three librarians - and at 
least two full-time graduate students. 

In six families, both parents are educa- 

Cum Laude designates 

Nine seniors have been elected to the 
national Cum Laude society as the result 
of their records here so far, and four of 
them are related to GDA alumni. The 
member-designates are Adam Barton of 
Groveland (brother of Andrew '63, John 
'84 and Peter '87); Hyun Young Shin of 
Seoul, Korea (brother of Hyun Ri '88); 

The Rev. Timothy McDonald of the Southern Christian Leadership Con' 
ference meets with students after speaking at convocation. Mr. McDon' 
aid urged students to get involved and keep the civil rights movement 
alive. The SCLC was founded by Dr. Martin Luther King. 

Scott Singer of Oak View, Calif.; Rob 
Zartarian of Rye, N.H.; Rick Fox of Al- 
lentown, Pa.; Mike Todd of Beverly 
(brother of Jennifer '87); Jeanette Morss 
of Gloucester; Jeff Fullerton of Meredith, 
N.H. (son of Robert '63); and Paolo Jos- 
ca of New York City. They are in the 
top 10% of their class, and they have 
started a tutoring program for fellow stu- 
dents. They will be joined by additional 
member-designates in the spring. 

The Annual Fund 

The 1988-89 Annual Fund has 
reached $425,000 in gifts and pledges 
toward a $600,000 goal. 

The Annual Fund accounts for 12 per- 
cent of the current operating budget, 
and provides the margin of excellence - 
the difference between tuition and the 
actual cost of the GDA experience. 
According to Christopher E. Harlow, 
director of Annual Giving, that differ- 
ence in 1988-89 is about $1,796. 

The Annual Fund, he says, has an 
immediate impact on scholarship aid, 
classroom resources, faculty salaries and 
enrichment, programs, facilities, arts and 

Timothy E. Greene '50 is overall chair- 
man of the Annual Fund. Heading up 
the Parents Fund portion are David and 
Elayne Weener P'90 of Andover, and 
class chairmen Guy Scott P'90, Creigh- 
ton Gatchell P'91 and John Kavanagh 

Senior parents fund 

The 1989 Senior Parents Fund will 
complete the endowment of a Young 
Master Chair begun by the Class of '88. 
Their goal is $125,000 toward the 
$240,000 needed to fund the Chair, 
which will honor and encourage a tal- 
ented young teacher. 

The Senior Parents Fund Committee, 
headed by David Newbert, includes 
team captains Gerry Ashworth, Pat Der- 
rickson, Paul O'Keefe and Paul Sullivan, 
and 17 parents as solicitors. 


Language master/distance coach Da- 
vid Absumara qualified for the Boston 
Marathon by running the Clarence 
DeMar Marathon in Keene, N.H., in 
September. Abu finished in three hours, 
three minutes and 17 seconds - with sev- 
en minutes to spare to qualify as an 
over-40 master. Running his third fastest 
marathon ever, Abu was 45th of 170 
finishers, and ninth among the master 
finishers. French master Laurel Abusam- 
ra, their daughter Use and Abu's parents 
were there to cheer him on and keep 
him posted on his times along the route. 

Art master Birdie Corcoran temporar- 
ily relinquished her two-time crown as 
senior National Windsurfing Champion, 
taking third in the nationals at Hilton 
Head, South Carolina, in September. 
She admits to a "tactical error," and says 
she'll try to recover her title next year. 


The Arts 

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In the /all production of Charley's Aunt, students Charley Wykeham (Pres' 
ton Beach '89), at left, and Jack Chesney (Neil Penick '90), at right, press 
reluctant pal Lord Fancourt Babberley (Todd Seeley '89) into chaperone 
service as Charley's "aunt." 

Stephan Spettigue (Pat Riley '69) 
is smitten by Charley's "aunt." 

Scenes from Charley's Aunt 


The young ladies of interest, Amy Spettigue 
(Courtney Carson '90) and Kitty Verdun (Vic' 
toria Hill '89), cozy up to Charley's "aunt." 


All paired off: Charley ends up with Amy, Ela Delahy 
(Sra. D'Alvadorez's companion, played by Carey DePree 
'91) with Lord Babberly, and Col. Francis Chesney (Brad 
Panoff '91) with Charley's real aunt, Donna Lucia D'Al> 
vadorez (Bethany Stewart '91). 

■ ■ 


Prince Dauntless (Preston Beach '89) and Princess 
Winnifred the Woebegone (Victoria Hill '89) hope 
to marry in spite of the objections of the Queen. 

Once Upon a Mattress 

Winnifred upon the mattress; a true princess won't be able 
to sleep. 

Minstrel (Neil Penick '90) seeks a sleep- 
ing potion from Wizard (David John- 
son '90). 

King Sextimus the Silent (Sepp Spenlinhauer '89) ex- 
plains to Queen Aggravain (Courtney Carson '90) why 
the mattress is lumpy. 


GDA sports 

Soccer MVP Courtney Seed '89 (No. 18) kicks ball away from Thayer foe, while Cathy Tuthill 
'91 (No. 1 1) and Liz Shea '90 (No. 7) prepare to assist. 

Russell is #1 in New England 

Senior Amy Russell captured the 
New England cross-country title 
in November, more than a min- 
ute and a half ahead of her near- 
est competition. She had cruised to the 
ISL championship a week before. 

While naming her Most Valuable 
Player for the fourth of her four years 
here, coach David Abusamra called Rus- 
sell, of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, 
"the best cross-country runner in the 
school's history." 

"It is one thing to have a dream," he 
said, "but Amy makes dreams come 
true." She was named to the Indepen- 
dent School League's All-Star Team for 
the fourth consecutive year and received 
the Boston Globe's All-Scholastic 
Award for independent school cross- 
country for an unprecedented third 

Also named to the All-ISL team were 

Alexis Colby of Ipswich, who ran third 
in the ISL championships but dropped 
out of the New England's with an injury; 
and newcomer Kate Atkins, a Newbury- 
port freshman, who ran seventh in the 
ISLs and tenth in the New Englands. 
The team was 7-2 in regular season 
meets, third in the ISL championships 
and seventh of 16 teams in the New 

Senior Adam Barton of Groveland 
was named men's cross-country MVP, 
having run fourth of 110 in the ISL 
championships and seventh of 166 in the 
New Englands. He was a unanimous ISL 
All-Star choice and was named All-New 
England. The varsity men, who started 
the season with only three returning 
runners, were 3-8 in regular season 
meets, eighth in the ISLs and 16th of 20 
teams in the New Englands. 

Kate Atkins '92 on her way to ISL 
AlUStar team, her first year out. 




Women s soccer 

The women's soccer team "came on 
strong at the end," said coach Ken Ca- 
sazza, winning or tying their last seven 
games for a 6-5-2 record overall. 

Co-captains Courtney Seed and Shan- 
non Davenport, a winning combination, 
were named co-MVPS. Seed, a senior 
from North Andover, scored 19 of the 
team's 38 goals for the season, while Da- 
venport, a junior from Rye, was the lead- 
ing defenseman. 

Both were unanimous choices for the 
ISL All-Star team, Seed for the third 
year and Davenport for the second. 

Men '5 soccer 

The men's soccer team played "a lot 
better than the record showed," said 
coach Mike Karin of the 3-9-3 season. 
Co-captain Kevin Lydon of Marblehead 
was MVP; a senior and leading scorer 
for the past three years, he was named 
All-League for the second year and Hon- 
orable Mention to the State Prep School 
All-League team. 

The Buster Navins Trophy, named for 
the former master and founder of soccer 
at Governor Dummer Academy 51 years 
ago, was presented to senior co-captain 
Nate Broehl of Wooster, Ohio. He 
"brought sportsmanship, class and hon- 
or to the team and to the school," Karin 
said. Broehl received All-League Honor- 
able Mention. 

Field hockey 

It was a season of "perseverance and 
sportsmanship," said coach MaryEllen 
Karin of the 1-12-1 field hockey season. 
Senior Lisa Hernandez was the veteran 
among a team of young players; Hernan- 
dez was named MVP and was a unani- 
mous choice of the ISL coaches to the 
All-League team. 


"We did not conquer our opponents," 
said football coach Jim Scheidegger of 
his team's 0-7 season, "but we learned to 
take a risk and to conquer fear." He said 
the team "took on a big challenge to 
turn the football program around 

MVP Kevin Lydon '89 takes aim Field hockey MVP Lisa Hernan- 
for the goal. dez '89 prepares for a pass. 

Head coach Jim Scheidegger, left, and line coach Ed Winkowski talk 
over play with captain Tom Plante '89. 

. . . and we kept standing up. Even in 
the last game against Belmont Hill, 
when we were down to 20, the team 
found it in themselves to come back to a 
lead." They were defeated, however, in 
the final minutes. 

MVP was "powerful blocker and run- 
ner" Tom Plante of Atkinson, N.H. 
Plante was named to the All-League sec- 

ond team, and junior Todd Dixon of 
Billerica, a junior, was a unanimous All- 
League choice. "Everyone knows about 
him. Everyone's worried about him," 
Scheidegger said. Senior Brian Arling- 
ton of Roxbury was also nominated to 
play in the Shriners' Game next sum- 


Basketball Governors are ISL champs . . . again 

Bob Foster '89 goes up for a shot 
against Belmont Hill. 

Coach Steve Metz's basketball 
Governors continued their 
Independent School League 
win streak to 55 this season 
while capturing their third ISL 
championship in a row, their fourth in 
five years. 

The season's finale against Belmont 
Hill brought two additional causes for 
celebration: senior Bob Foster's 1,000th 

career goal and Metz's 100th win in six 
GDA seasons. 

Metz praised MVP Foster for his "qui- 
et leadership and invaluable contribu- 
tions." All-League, Foster averaged 15 
points, 12 rebounds and four assists per 
game this season. His ISL career record 
is 73-2, with four league and two New 
England championships. He has also 
been named to the McDonalds all 
America 1,000. 

The highlight of Metz's "tremendous" 
season was continuing the regular season 
league steak that began in January of 
1986. The New England title eluded the 
Governors again, however, as they lost a 
heart-breaking tourney round to Rox- 
bury Latin by one point. 

Metz presented a Coach's Award to 
junior Chad Harlow; junior Todd Dixon 
was named All-League Honorable Men- 
tion and sophomore Ramon Perez, lead- 
ing scorer with a 22-average, was All- 

Hockey team in Division I now 

GDA's varsity hockey team, 1988 ISL- 
Eberhart and New England Division II 
champs, stepped into the "big time" this 
year, and coach Larry Piatelli feels very 
good about the change. 

While they dropped to seventh among 
nine teams with a 5-10-1, the Governors 
were competing against "the best" in the 
ISL's Keller Division, considered by 
many to be America's top hockey con- 
ference (Belmont Hill, Thayer, St. 
Paul's, Lawrence, St. Sebastian's, 
BB&N, Milton, Nobles). 

"For the boys it was a very exciting 
and challenging move," says Piatelli. 
"The competition at this level is so much 
greater. They had to play at their best all 
the time." 

He named senior goalie Alex Moody 
MVP for being "the backbone of the 
team for four years." Moody was a unan- 
imous All-League choice with a 3.0 
goals-against average and a 92% save 
average. "Another way of looking at it," 
Piatelli says, "is that we won five games 
and scored a total of 49 goals; we lost 10, 
but gave up only 50 goals." 

Derek Sullivan '89 was elected All- 
League for defense, and Kevin Lydon '89 
was chosen by his teammates to receive 

the Paul Wasson Award for "unsung 

Piatelli also has high hopes for next 
year. Of the 10 league losses, seven were 
by only one goal, and all of the Keller 
teams that finished ahead were predomi- 
nately seniors. GDA loses only six and 
has a strong J V team (8-6-1) to look to. 

The Governors were 10-11-1 overall 
and third (behind South Kent and Pin- 
gree Schools) in the GDA-Brooks Holi- 
day Tournament. 

Winter sports wrap 

Coach Jamie Larsen's Nordic ski team 
competed only once, because of lack of 
snow. Four-year skier Amy Russell won 
the women's event "by a mile," and was 
named MVP. 

Seniors Hyun Young Shin and Pat 
Riley were coach Jim Scheidegger's wres- 
tling MVPs; Shin placed fourth in the 
Graves-Kelsey and Riley was eighth in 
the New Englands in his 140 class. 

All-League forward Jessica Cowles and 
four-year skater Kristen Casazza, both 
seniors, were women's hockey MVPs. 
Coach Lynda Bromley also presented a 
Coach's Award to Betsy Smith '91. 

Senior captain Tonya Kovach was 
women's basketball MVP, selected by 
coach Susan Child. Kovach also earned 
ISL Honorable Mention. 

Finally, volleyball coach Mary Ellen 
Karin presented no MVP because, she 
said, everyone contributed. 

MVP goalie Alex Moody '89 
guards against St. Sebastian's at- 



Class Notes 


Almon G. Harris, class of 1935, died November 11, 1987, in Crystal River, Fla. 
Born in Boscawen, N.H., he was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, and a 
salesman for the Lawyer's Coop Publishing Co. of Manchester, N.H., before he 
retired to Florida in 1975. He is survived by a son, David, of Homasossa, Fla; a 
daughter, Susan, of Laconia, N.H.; brothers Carl, of Barton, Vt., Sheldon, of 
Laconia, N.H., and Robert '42, of Vancouver, B.C.; sisters Carol Foster of Lecan- 
to, Fla., and Janet Byrd of Dedham, and a granddaughter. 

Mitchell Fish, class of 1944, died of leukemia on December 18, 1988, at Universi- 
ty Hospital in Boston. A retired investment counselor, he was a resident of 
Hyannis. Born in Minneapolis, he was captain of the football team at Governor 
Dummer and went on to captain the hockey team at Williams College, from which 
he graduated in 1951. He also was a Navy seaman in the South Pacific during 
World War II. He was president of Voorhis-Fish, Inc., on Wall Street from 1964 to 
1975, and at various times also worked for White Weld 6k Co. in New York; Piper, 
Jaffray and Hopwood & Co. in Minneapolis; Kidder Peabody & Co. in New York, 
Tampa and Hartford; and Sentry Bank in Hyannis. He leaves his wife, Helen, of 
Hyannis, and a brother, Irving, of Williamstown. 

Dr. John C. Gallagher, class of 1950, died suddenly on July 22, 1988, in Naples, 
Fla. He was 55. Born in Philadelphia and reared in Andover, he was editor of The 
Archon, winner of the lacrosse trophy and a Cum Laude graduate at Governor 
Dummer. A graduate of Yale and the Yale School of Medicine, he was a specialist 
in anatomical and clinical pathology and forensic medicine. He served at the U.S. 
Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Wash- 
ington, D.C., and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Bay Pines, Fla. 
He most recently was pathologist in the medical examiner's office, Pinellas County 
and Collier County, Fla., and associate professor of clinical pathology at the 
University of South Florida. He is survived by his wife, Susan, of Naples, Fla.; his 
son, James H. R. Gallagher of Kingston, R.I.; and his parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. 
Roswell Gallagher of New Haven, Conn. 

Barry N. Lougee, class of 1951, of Hodge Shore, N.H., died December 29, 1988 
at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, following a five-year battle with cancer. He was 
55. Born in Meadville, PA., he spent most of his life in Hampton, N.H., and was 
educated at Governor Dummer Academy and Brown University, where he was an 
outstanding athlete. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War era, serving 
in Germany. He was senior vice-president of Advest Inc., members of the New 
York Stock Exchange, and had been manager of its Manchester office for many 
years. He was past chairman of the Planning Boards in both Hampton and 
Wolfeboro, past warden of the First Congregational Church in Hampton, first 
chairman and director of the Stamp Act Island Nature Conservancy Management 
Committee, a director of the American Lung Association of New Hampshire, a 
trustee of the Wolfeboro Chapter of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, and 
very active in Alcoholics Anonymous; he had been a member for 29 years. He was 
a founder of the Annual Smith River Canoe Race and had won a number of white 
water racing championships in New England. Also an avid mountain climber and 
cyclist, he considered himself one of the slowest runners in New Hampshire. He is 
survived by his wife, Glenna, of Wolfeboro; four daughters, Loreen Kline of 
Acholshausen, Germany, Wendy O'Brien of Hamilton, Mass., Angela Paisker of 
Glastonbury, Conn., and Becky Courran of Brattleboro, VT; and a son, 1st Lt. 
Craig Lougee of Clarksville, Tenn. 

Frederick R. Estey, class of 1957, died at his home in Woodland, Calif., on 
August 17, 1988, after a short illness. He was 49. A native of Norwood, Mass., he 
graduated from Amherst College and from Stanford University Law School, and 
practiced law in Woodland. He was a member of the California, Yolo County and 
American Bar Associations and the Woodland Elks Lodge, and he had served as 
vice president of the Yolo County Family Service Agency. He is survived by his 
wife, Martha, of Woodland; a sister, Jane Ellen Peters of North Stamford, Conn.; a 
brother, David Estey of Saugus; a sister-in-law, Barbara Palmer of Woodland; and 
an uncle, Hugo Frederickson of Brewster, Mass. 


Reaves Strobel '56 and his wife Paula 
Hager are parents of a son, Alexander, 
born February 16, 1988. They live in Old 
Lyme, Conn. 

Mira and Peter Imber '65 are parents of 
their first child, Gill Jonas, born February 
16, 1988. They live in Sherman Oaks, Cal- 
if. Gill's uncle is Jonathan Imber '70. 

Marna and Charles A. "Chuck" Davis 

'67 of New York City are parents of a 
second son, Tyler, born September 3, 

Fran and Lew Rumford '67 have an- 
nounced the birth of their first son, Wil- 
liam Lewis, at 5:15 p.m. on January 3, 
1989, in Washington, D.C. "Will" weighed 
8Vz lbs. and joins sisters Julia, 3 and Gra- 
de, 2. 

Janet and Michael Hoover '71 of New 

York City are parents of a daughter, Al- 
ison McAndlish, born October 6, 1988. 
She weighed 6 lbs. 

Andi Lipsky Shaw '74 and her husband 
Doug, in Wayland, Mass., gave birth to 
their third child, Stephanie Rose, on Octo- 
ber 29, 1988. Stephanie weighed 9Vi lbs. 
She joins sister Lauren, 5, and brother 
Justin, 3. 

Lisa Vaughter Strandberg '75 and her 

husband Robert, in Greensboro, N.C., are 
parents of a son, Eric Cooper, born Sep- 
tember 27, 1988. He weighed 8 lbs., 5 ozs. 

Linda and Peter Templeton '75 of El 

Prado, N.M., are parents of a son, James 
Takeo, born August 9, 1988. 

Susan Fowler Valaitis '75 and her hus- 
band John, of Waldoboro, Maine, an- 
nounce the birth of their first child, Hugh 
Holt, born November 27, 1988. He 
weighed 8 lbs., 7 ozs. 

Beth Jones Burgess '79 and her hus- 
band George, of Byfield, have given birth 
to their first child. Their daughter, Emily, 
was born May 29, 1988, and weighed 6 
lbs., 4 ozs. 

Susan Miller Simmons '81 and her hus- 
band gave birth to a son, Tyler Williams, 
on October 6, 1988. They live in Epping, 

Angela and David Critics '81 are paren- 
ts of a son, Daniel Huntley, born October 
4, 1988 in Germany. 

Vinca Ingram Shilliday '81 and her 

husband Jay are parents of a daughter, 
Julianna Jaye, born April 16, 1988. They 
live in Chicago. 


personal housing difficulties in New Jersey, but 
they remain hopeful and, meanwhile, do a lot of 
reading. One of the books they enjoyed was Mur- 
der at the Gardner by Jane Langton, and at the 
bottom of page 144 they found this: ". . . Gover- 
nor Dummer Academy called off an alumni cele- 
bration for May twenty-fourth . . ." Russ suggests, 
if you want to know more about this, "read the 
super-story of skullduggery and murder. Find out 
why the alumni meeting had to be postponed and 
enjoy a wind-up wedding scene right out of Laurel 
and Hardy." 

Frank McKinney is, we understand, hospital- 
ized and gravely ill after suffering two strokes at his 
home in Portsmouth, N.H. 


Paul Thomas '23, holds forth with Campaign associate Liz Larsen, Tom 
Nast '70 and Paul Thomas, Jr., at Seattle reception. 

Old Guard Alumni 

John English '28, Secretary 


Roger Sherman, a confirmed "Maniac" since 
1947 and now retired and devoted almost entirely 
to his flower gardens in Saco, was particularly 


Henry Faurot '38 and Jill Reed were 
married on September 24, 1988, and are 
living at the Moorings in Vero Beach, Fla. 

Judson Crook '72 and Deb Mathison of 
Alliance, Ohio, were married May 29, 
1988. They live in Georgetown, Mass. 

Timothy Heffron 79 and Rebecca Per- 
singer were married October 22, 1988, at 
the Calvary United Methodist Church in 
Richlands, W.Va. They are at home in 
Covington, Va. 

Elizabeth Evans '80 and W. Nichols 
Coler, Jr., were married in July, 1988. 
They live in Methuen, Mass. 

Pamela Kurtz '80 married Christopher 

Donnelly Welch on September 24, 1988 in 
Exeter, N.H., and live in Boston. Richard 
O'Leary 75 was best man; among the at- 
tendants were Holly Piatt 79, Kathryn 
O'Leary '81 and Antea von Henneberg 

Joanne Leary '81 and Roy Lenardson 
were married July 8, 1988 at Immaculate 
Conception Church in Newburyport. 
They took a wedding trip to Germany and 
Austria and are living in Portland, Maine. 

delighted to see the picture of the 1890-91 football 
team in the Archon of Autumn 1987 because there 
was his father, designated as "F.B.". A lot of us 
remember Roger as a great quarterback at Gover- 
nor Dummer and Norwich. 

Pete Albiani, who somehow got himself way 
out ahead of us, celebrated his 82nd birthday on 
Cape Cod last September and was looking forward 
to a visit with his daughter and three grandchil- 
dren in Fort Myers, Fla. 

Larry Brown has his usual busy fall season 
bringing in the hay on his 20-acre farm in New- 
bury, barely a mile down the Turnpike from the 
school. Larry does all his own work, but the farm 
he inherited has been reduced from its original 120 
acres and haying is now the principal activity. 



Eleanor and Jerry May have finally reinstalled 
themselves in their home in Kingston, Mass., after 
the fire of last June and an interminable series of 
on-and-off repairs to their second floor. They had 
been living temporarily in a mobile home attached 
to the main house. 


Marge and Russ Hamilton have driven west 
again in their 10-year-old Green Machine, fingers 
crossed. There has been no resolution of their 

Daughter Linda gave a magnificent party at her 
home in Centerville, Mass., for Elsie and Dave 
Hyams as they passed that 50th milestone in their 
marriage last October. 

"There goes my California," Wally Temple 
laments from La Puente as he watches foreign 
money buying so many properties from San Fran- 
cisco to San Diego. "1 hate to think of the time 
when I may have to eat my chili con carne with 
chopsticks. Dios mio!" 

John P.H. Chandler, Jr., in Warner, N.H., 
has 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchil- 
dren. "That's a lot of Christmas presents!" he says. 

Art Sager leads an impromptu song in Seattle. From left: Bob Harris '42, 
Art, Frank Kitchell '35 and Jim Gordon '62. 



Don Stockivell, Secretary 

Swapping memories at Portland, Maine, reception are, from left: Bill '42 
and Sally Kirkpatrick; Don '37 and Alice Kirkpatrick; and Clark '37 and 
Eleanor Neily. 


Art Fuller attended the final evening of reun- 
ion weekend last June with son Art, Jr. '53, on 
from Auburn, Calif., with wife Linda, and with 
Linda's father Bill Lindquist '49 and his wife Doric 
Art danced the Highland Fling or something like it 
into the night and clearly had a great time back on 
campus. After that the summer went to pieces for 
Art. The gardens on his farm in Newbury suffered 
from the dry spell, except for the deep-rooted rasp- 
berries, and then one day, walking the back-forty, 
Art stepped into a woodchuck hole and rather 
severely wrenched his right leg and hip so that it 
was a couple of months before he could get around 
again. Came out fit as a fiddle, though. 

Dick Hosmer spent most of his waking hours 
last summer, as usual, judging yacht-racing events 
from junior championships to Olympic trials in 
five classes and still found time to sail his Flying 
Scot, play some tennis and run two gardens, one in 
Sharon and the other in Chatham. 

J Ad Terry Staples, Secretary 

Jack Cushman made two trips to Singapore 
this year and cruised to Bangkok, Hong Kong and 

Bill Buechner writes, "Like all of the Old 
Guard, I am retired - trying to keep out of my 
wife's hair and not doing too good a job of it. Hope 
to get back to GDA some day - but not being 
'Reunion' oriented, it will probably be a short 
reorientation stop. Best wishes to all '32ers." 


Secretary Needed 

Thomas Logan, Jr., in Springfield, Ohio, has 
15 grandchildren. 


Secretary Needed 

Harold Audet '38 read in the Colgate magazine 
that Ed Donnelly is ready for a trip north after 
20 years in Florida. He says Ed is wrapped up in his 
retirement hobby of carving birds and waterfowl 
out of wood. 

Bill Sheffield has moved back to Ohio and is 
now a senior vice-president of Van Dorn. He is 
marrying Pat Birch, an old friend, in January. 

Charlie Somerby is famous as a UFO sighter 
in Gulf Breeze, Fla. 

Bob Ogg prefers his ranch outside Calistoga to 
his home in Kentfield. When his back became poor 
about four years ago, he gave his yacht to the 
University of California. He can use it when he 
wants, with the help of the UCal crew. 

Ted Bergmann has two sons livng in Massa- 
chusetts - Ted was up for Thanksgiving. 

Walter Dunlap had a good time on Alumni 

Pete Van Voorhis is living in a VA Hospital. 

J. Russell Potter of Amesbury is in his 50th 
year of commuting to Boston, with five years out 
during World War II. "Do I get a gold pass?" he 


Harold Audet Secretary 

I'm planning a trip east and am seeking any 
GDA students who might be interested in oral 
history projects. My mother is 96 and knew 
Maryanne and Edna St. Vincent Milay as well as 
Bessy Gillis. 

Gene Ayers spent part of last summer on a trip 
west; the highlight, he says, was the Canadian 

Sam Kitchell has moved up from CEO to 
chairman of the board at Kitchell Corporation. 
This relieves him of day-to-day details and he is 
able to travel more. He spent last summer at his 
home in Lopey Island, Wash., but is back in 
Scottsdale for the winter. 

Phill Lees is making his primary home in 
Woodstock, Vt., but is spending February and 
March in Winter Haven, Fla. He hopes that any 
classmates who go south this winter will call him. 

Tom Johnson expects to work for another year, 
then retire in January 1990. Tom is with Sterling 
Drug Co. in Albany, N.Y. 

Henry Faurot was married on September 24 to 
Jill Reed; they now live at the Moorings in Vero 
Beach, Fla. Henry says it was "great to see all my 
old classmates in June." 

Alan Bullwinkle's new address is 1 Joscelynes, 
Stapleford, Cambridge CB2-5EA, England. He 
keeps busy teaching a course in family history, and 
will play the role of Lord Chancellor in lolanthe 
next spring. He had such a good time at the 50th 
Reunion of the class of 1938, he says he'll attend 
the 50th of the Class of 1939 if some of his friends 
from '39 return for it. 


June 16, 17 and 18 

Your 50th Reunion committee has been hard at 
work and so far the following '39ers have indicated 
they plan to be with us June 16-18, 1989: Spencer 
Brewster, John Klotz, George Simson, Char- 
lie Hewitt, Don Stockwell, Wendell Sargent, 
Jack Dyer, Thayer Richardson, Windsor 
Frost, John Koslowski, Jack Lyman, Tom 
Parker, Chuck Goodrich, Hank Payson, 
Pete Ananian, Dave Caldwell, Tom Tenney, 
Dave Ellbogen, John Gannett, Phil Simpson, 
Ed Noyes and Matty Hannon. 

Those of you who haven't given us the word, 
give it a lot of thought. A great program has been 
planned, and as you can see from the above, many 
of your old buddies will be on hand to reminisce 
and swap tall tales. Incidentally, when you send in 
your reply, tell us what you've been doing so we 
can tell the others what you are up to - good or 

John Klotz must be going full tilt because he 
tells us he's playing a lot of tennis, trout fishing 
and spending time in both Bryn Mawr, Pa., and 
Ft. Lauderdale, where he is president of his condo 
association. He recently sailed to England on the 
QE2 and returned on the Concorde. Guess he's 
still working at something or other, too. 

Spence Brewster is retired from whatever he 
was doing and, with his wife and kids, has 16 
horses and runs a riding school in Plymouth, Mass. 
From what we gather, he's considered a stable 
hand because he enumerated those duties which 
we associate with such a profession. We wonder if 
he has to have help getting up on one of those 

Tom Parker, although residing full time in 
Sarasota, Fla., where he's playing a lot of golf on 
the duffer's circuit, is back during the summer 
months in his old home town of Northfield, Mass., 
where he and his wife are fixing up one of those 

At the Dallas reception: Anne and 
Lester Ackerman '41- 


The Alumni Glee Club performs at the Portland reception, with director Art Sager, and Ben and Nancy Stone 
at the piano. Singers are, from left: Clark Neily '37, David Yesair '50, Mark am Rheim '50, Put Flint '37, Bill 
Kirkpatrick '42, Al Chase '65, Tim Greene '50, Howard Davis '56, Widge Thomas '43, Peter Bramhall '52, 
Josiah Welch '47, Dick Pew '54, Art DuGrenier '50, Denis Golden '64, Don Kirkpatrick '37, Ben Pearson '44. 

beautiful old homes on Main Street. Being located 
only a few miles north, your secretary is anxiously 
awaiting an open house invitation next summer. 

George Simson, who lives in Hilton Head, 
S.C., is returning for the reunion and tells us the 
temperature got down to 31 degrees F one day last 
winter. Up here in Vermont, George, that's a high 
for the year! 

Thayer Richardson divides his year between 
West Melbourne, Fla., and Essex, Mass., and so 
the timing of the reunion is just right. He is 
looking forward to meeting the 'old' gang. 

Carl Germain has just retired from Lawn-Boy 
of Atlanta and is living in Barefoot Bay, Fla. He 
loves the leisure life and doubtless has someone 
else mowing his lawn with a you-know-what mow- 
er. He says he's not attending the reunion, but 
maybe he'll change his mind. New England can be 
mighty nice in the summer. 

Pete Ananian, who is one of our callers, tells us 
Dave Caldwell, who still lives in Byfield and is 
very much involved in town affairs, will be on 
hand. We wonder if he can find his way down the 

Dave Ellbogen, who is in the jewelry business 
in Chicago, is coming, and John Abbott, who is 
librarian at Southern Illinois University in 
Edwardsville, indicated he will do his best to get 

John Gannett is located in Silver Springs, Fla., 
and has been the flotilla vice commander of the 
Coast Guard Auxiliary for two years. He is pres- 
ently the division publications officer. The CGA is 
a volunteer organization concerned with safe boat- 
ing education. 

Phil Simpson and his wife, Sue, who reside in 
Winthrop, Maine, will be dividing their time be- 
tween their condo at Sugarloaf Mountain and 
their 42-foot Grand Banks trawler at the yacht 
basin in Ft. Meyers, Fla. They, too, will be on 
hand in June. 

Matty Hannon, that smiling Irishman, says 
he's still working to pay his bills. However, he finds 
time to be chairman of the St. Patrick's Day parade 
in Washington, D.C., and be on many Irish com- 
mittees to help persuade Great Britain to get out of 


As for me, I'm hanging in there after a heart 
attack in October 1987 and surgery this past De- 
cember. Am enjoying retirement with interests in 
Rotary, Shrine and its Oriental Band, bank direc- 
tor, property management, cemetery treasurer (no 
more room!) and community affairs. Because I had 
some spare time Jack Dyer talked me into taking 
over as class secretary. If anybody else wants the 
job, "read my lips." 

I'd like to make this column as interesting as 
possible and, therefore, would like each of you to 
fill me in on what's going on so I can get it in the 
Archon for all to see. Even what you might consid- 
er trivia is welcome. Let's keep in touch with each 
other and then all join together in June to raise our 
cups on high. At this early date, 22 classmates out 
of 46 we can account for have indicated they'll be 
coming back. That's 47% of the class! We know 
more of you will be on hand as several have said 
"will try". 

T* JL Dick Wyman, Secretary 

I enjoyed seeing my very fine friend Bill Abbott 
last August, and spending a hot summer night at 
his house. I also visited Jack and Alison Miller in 
Wolfeboro at their terrific summer home. 

Sam Robbins writes from West Newton, Mass., 
that he and his wife have been "digging old paint- 
ings of the White Mountains 'out of the wood- 
work' for years. The Manchester (N.H.) Institute 
ran an exhibition in the fall of '88 of our paintings, 
and the Brockton Art Museum is doing it through 
March 26. GDA's gallery will have an exhibition 
of them sometime in the months ahead." 

T* L* Ed Stitt, Secretary 

A good, long phone talk with Bob Pickett 
reveals that he (like your Secretary) is president of 
his Community Association. Like your Secretary, 
Bob can hardly wait till his term is over in January 
so he can return to the joys of a nine hole golf 
course which is part of his community in Leesburg, 
Fla. Bob sounds -great, but his accent seems more 
New Englandy than I remember - perhaps due to 

his years at Governor Dummer, Yale and Harvard! 

Bill Kirkpatrick retired January 1 from his 
bank position in Portland, and is looking forward 
to travel, skiing and golf. He partook in a GDA 
Alumni Glee Club Concert led by Art Sager and 
Ben Stone at the Portland Country Club in No- 
vember. He sees a lot of GDA folk, but few from 
our class around Portland. 

Bob Harris, a boat designer in Vancouver, 
B.C., is "still traveling much to Taiwan on busi- 
ness. Many new designs to do for the Chinese 
producers. Still looking forward very much to the 

William Hill retired as of November 1, 1988, 
from his active practice in family medicine after 34 
1/2 years. He writes, "Now it is time to enjoy my 
family, including three granddaughters who reside 
in Ft. Worth, Tex. I plan to spend seven to eight 
months in Connecticut and the rest on the coast 
of Maine." 


Ben Pearson, Secretary 


June 17, 18 and 19 

Ed Tarbell and I have tried to guess how many 
of our class will be coming back for our 45th Reun- 
ion in June. We decided a phone call to some of 
you more stubborn ones might help, so be pre- 
pared to hear from us! 

Our plans, still in their infancy, include a golf 
tournament to be run by Gordon Hoyt, tennis 
and a cocktail party at my house before the clam 
bake at the school on Saturday, the 17th. Being 
able to stay in the dorms is a super reunion format. 
Now, the news: 

Tarbell saw Homer Gibbs this summer at 
Boothbay Harbor, Maine; Homer was on one sail- 
boat and Ed on another. They had dinner aboard 
Ed's Hestrel. Ed also had Jim Lothrop aboard for 
a sail. Then . . . Jim was going to look up Homer. 

Courtland Cross told us he had three Packards 
and a Pierce Arrow he chases all over the country 
in. Next year he will be driving from Galveston, 
Tex., to Bar Harbor, Maine. 

Bud Lawson is loving his engineering consult- 
ing business and says he'll never retire. He hopes to 
return for the 45th. If he doesn't, his ex-roommates 
Pearson and Hoyt will find a way to punish him. 

Those who have said "yes" to returning so far 
are Tarbell, Pearson, Hoyt, Bill Campbell, Den- 
nis Andersen, Al Wyer and John Whitney. 
We have "maybes" from Warren Perkins, Len 
Plavin, Bill McKenna, Jim Waugh, Andy 
Brillhart, John Scott, and Dave Ambrose. 

Franc Skirball, who drove from Tulsa, Okla., 
to Framingham, Mass., only to have a kidney 
stone attack, turn around and go back for hospital- 
ization, says he will try again to get here. He's been 
married since, so I'm sure he'll make it this time. 

Let's have a record turnout! 

T* — / Richard Cousins, Secretary 

Irv Williamson reports, "I retired last February 
from Norton Company after 33 years as general 
manager of two different units - small vitrified 
grinding wheels and sharpening stones. Ethel and I 
are in good health and expect to continue our 
participation in the Worcester Chorus and get 
further involved with our four grandchildren, ages 
8 to 12. My brother Ray '47 still lives in Old 
Greenwich, Conn., and owns a dry-cleaning busi- 
ness. He and his wife Pat have three sons who all 
continue to live in the same general area." 

Bill Barrell writes, "Have been retired for a 
year approximately. Love it. Catching up on ne- 
glected household duties, etc. Sandy and I are 
enjoying our six grandchildren, ages 9 to 12." 

Sy Symonds enclosed the following note in his 
Christmas cards: "At the end of this past April I 
had a realtively mild stroke. It affected the left side 
of my body. Being left handed, I've had to learn to 
do all of the essentials with my right hand. As well 
as writing, shaving, eating, combing my hair, 
brushing my teeth, etc. are also problems. Other 
than for those things I'm doing quite well, After a 
one-week stay in the hospital I had six weeks of 
physical therapy which helped to recover about 90- 
100% of all buy my left forearm and hand. Nauti- 
lus three days a week plus swimming and dailv 
hand exercises are enabling the improvement to 
continue. Hopefully, with all this exercise, I'll be in 
the best shape of my life. I hope my legs are any- 
way, because this winter I plan to do a lot of skiing. 
I should have the time for it because on November 
1, I took early retirement - three years before I 
expected to. The stroke started me thinking about 
what's really important in life and I realized it was 
time to 'smell the roses.' Prior to the stroke I had 
been working extremely long hours for two to 
three years - it left me with little time or energy to 
do what is really satisfying and important. One 
thing that suffered was keeping contact with 
friends. If you haven't heard from me lately, maybe 
this will explain why. At any rate, I hope to begin 
correcting that soon. I hope you have a wonderful 
1989. Please let me hear from you. 

"Love, Sy Symonds, 8 Crosby Avenue, Beverly, 
MA 01915 (508) 922-3121." 

T* i Daniel Hall, Secretary 

Dave Wilcox commended the Class Secretary 
for his letter to classmates in appeal for class news 
and suggested it "should get a good response." Let 
it be said there was a response, but not exactly 

Dan Hall, left, and Charlie 
McLaughlin in '47. 


Continued from page 2 

been imprisoned for 1 1 years during the 
struggle for independence; he now holds 
a labor cabinet post. 

At the border they visited a hospital 
full of starving refugees, victims of the 
civil war. "It was like living pictures in a 
Life Magazine," he says. 

In a sense, Dan went back to Africa 
and found a Spanish-speaking area of 
Lawrence, Massachusetts. 

This past August, upon his return 
from a seven-week course at the Univer- 
sity of Florida's Center for African Stud- 
ies, he spent three days building stairs at 
a Habitat project in Lawrence where 
two, two-unit town houses are under- 
way. He has worked almost every Satur- 
day since, into bitter, cold December. 
Now the buildings are enclosed and 
work proceeds inside, with occupancy 
scheduled for April. Next, ground will 
be broken for four more units. 

"It's just astounding what they've been 
able to do there," Dan says. "So many 
people come and work; some come all 
the time. There are a couple of guys in 
their 70s, students from different 
schools. There's something really special 
about building something that's going to 
be lasting, together." 

Dan and his brother Manson '49 came 
to Governor Dummer from Newton and 
both are active and supportive as GDA 
alumni; each is secretary of his class, and 
Dan plays in the annual alumni-varsity 
hockey game and runs in the five-mile 
pie race in the spring. 

Both also went on to teach. Manson is 
headmaster at Watertown (Mass.) High 

School; Dan is head of the history de- 
partment at Lynnfield High School, and 
teaches courses on civil rights, Africa, 
urban affairs and social issues, and gov- 
ernment. He is involved in all areas he 
teaches "on the outside" as well. 

For more than a dozen years, he has 
been on the board of directors of Metco, 
a program which helped integrate Bos- 
ton schools by busing black students to 
suburban schools. He spent several sum- 
mers with the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority, working on housing projects 
in the South End with college students, 
and he has long been involved with 
American Field Service, the internation- 
al scholarship program. 

"The greatest benefit of all of these 
experiences," Dan says, "is all the people 
have met, wherever I've been. That's the 
most rewarding part . . . working with a 
tenant who is going to live in a house, or 
one who may be working on a house 
that someone else is going to own. Work- 
ing with an older guy who's giving some 
time for who knows what reason. It's 
just great. That's the thing that's most 
meaningful for everything I've done. It's 
the people." 


Continued from page 6 

also became very fond of the Faure "Re- 
quiem" which we sang at the Ascension 
Memorial Church in Ipswich. 

"After singing at Governor Dummer 
and in Symphony Hall with the New 
England Preparatory School Festival 
Chorus, I just had to join the Yale Cho- 
ral Society in 1948. Our great moment 
was singing Bruckner to help dedicate 
new bells for a church in Harlem." 

He didn't sing again until 1965 when, 
he says, a colleague at American Univer- 
sity conspired with his wife to get him to 
audition for the Washington Cathedral 
Choral Society. He has been with the 
group ever since. 

He also thanks Art Sager for "another 
way that you enhanced my daily life- 
. . . your course on meteorology. 
Thanks to you, I have never found talk- 
ing about the weather boring. I love 
looking up the the cloud formations and 
checking the wind direction and the 
barometric trend to make my own pre- 
dictions for the next day or so." 


summer, and keep up with three grandchildren. 

Harry Bcaudry has been at the Universil 
Texas in Arlington fur 22 y< 

Kenneth Bruce, Manchester, Nil., owns a 
manufai turmg firm he purchased five years ago. 


Manson Hall, Secretary 
Thomas Emery, Secretary 


June 16, 17 and 18 

Rev. David Flanders, Medfield, Mass., has 
been an ordained Episcopal priest for 32 years, 
serving in parish ministry. He is also a consultant 
to vacant churches seeking new leadership. 

At the Los Angeles reception, from 
Richard Atwill '48 and his daughter 


Best response was from Homer Ambrose who 
wrote, "Greetings from balmy Virginia. All is rea- 
sonably well here except that I'm fat. But I can't 
really complain: wife works and five kids behave 
themselves. Spent past weekend traveling around 
the Commonwealth of Virginia looking at people, 
autumn leaves, and sunsets. I think I'm getting 
senile. Love to all of you." 

Jack Deering was an important part of a very 
successful fund-raising effort in Portland, Maine, 
for Outward Bound, which seeks to provide out- 
door physical and mental exercise for people of all 
ages. An impressive effort is being undertaken on 
Thompson Island in Boston Harbor for students in 
the Boston City School system. Jack took part in 
an Outward Bound experience several years ago. 
As Jack said, it's never too late. 

Ben Birdsall, though retired, finds himself busy 
with an effort through the Unitarian-Universal 
Church in Haverhill, dealing with people who 
need shelter. The church is providing housing in a 
portion of their building. 

Kevin Gaffney sounds far from retirement 
with his job connected to a fence company. As I 
understand it, he investigates repair work for guard 
rail work. He's retired after 40 years with the Na- 
tional Guard, but his interest in Ireland remains. 
Last fall he traveled to Ireland and included in his 
visit the Army-Boston College football game. 

Richard McCusker moved to a new condo- 
minimum on the ocean in Boca Raton. He spends 
50% of his time at Scotland Cay in the Bahamas. 
He is looking forward to seeing some alumni at the 
Boca Raton reception at his home on February 28. 

Edward Rogers has two children at Bowdoin 
College: daughter Jennifer is a senior and son Mat- 
thew, a sophomore. 

left: Tim '61 and Danielle Hill, and 

heading to college, and gives support to his wife 
Judy, who serves as Troy's second selectman. 

Steve Spacil is living in Schenectady, N.Y., and 
is looking for GDA neighbors on St. Croix, where 
he is building a house. 

Dick MacNair retired from the U.S. Army 
Natick Research Development and Engineering 
Center after 25 years of Federal service, including 

Ash Eames is coordinator for the N.H. Central 
American Network and shares his fund-raising ex- 
pertise with his wife Deborah in her work with 
New Hampshire Very Special Arts, which brings 
the arts to special needs students in the state. 

Milt Heath has had a distinguished career with 
the Heath Companies, assuming the presidency in 
1965 and chairmanship in 1975. In 1988 he re- 
ceived the Southeastern Gas Association's presti- 
gious Volney H. Kyle, Jr. Award and the Ameri- 
can Public Gas Association Personal Service 
Award, both in recognition of outstanding contri- 
butions to the gas industry. 

Al Thompson and wife Jane are retired, living 
part of the year in Grandby, Mass., and part on 
Sanibel Island, Fla., near Bill and Dorie Lind- 
quist. They do some outdoor antique shows in the 



Pete Houston, Secretary 

Thanks to those of you who responded to my 
epistle. To the rest, get ready, as I will hit you 
again in due time. 

Webster Kitchell has been 30-plus years in the 
Unitarian ministry, principally in St. Louis, Hous- 
ton and Santa Fe. He plans to retire in New Mexi- 
co and become a desert rat. 

Dave Rock is a consulting forester living in 
Troy, Maine. He has served 12 years on the plan- 
ning board, six years as secretary of the Maine 
Association of Consulting Foresters, has two kids 

Dan Emerson, Secretary 

Charlie Bowen, Lake Forest, 111., is a grand- 
father again. His daughter had a second child last 
month, a boy, Morgan Scott. 

Alan Flynn, Jr.'s son Alan III will graduate in 
May with a B.A. in economics from Emory Uni- 
versity in Atlanta. Alan himself is still at Rocky 
Hill School in East Greenwich, R.I. 

Jim McManus reports that the real estate busi- 
ness is going well despite the overall slow market in 
the Boston area. 

Christian Weichsel II is living and working in 
New Braunfels, Tex., for an investment advisory 
firm, Inverness Counsel, which is headquartered in 
New York City. 


Bud Reith, Secretary 

Well, Fots of 1951: 

It seems that threats really do work. YHS's in- 
basket runneth over with material for this column. 
The Pulitzer keeps getting closer. Keep up the good 

Ken Bistany, showing marvelous insight, com- 
mented that he enjoyed the letters. He left Japan, 
bought a boat and is living in Sarasota learning the 
wonderments of navigation. 

Pete Dunning has not only left the investment 

Art Sager with Brock '49 and Carole Martin, in Los Angeles. 


business, but also moved from Concord, Mass., to 
New London, N.H. Hopefully the two events are 

Tony Cowles wrote, and the card actually 
reached here from Albany. For you geography 
buffs, Albany is somewhat west of Worcester. He 
mentioned that the local excitement occurs when 
George calls "shaking the tin cup." 

Fred Franzius's three kids are in college. Fred, 
that's "FOT"! 

Jim White told YHS he will finally be joining 
us in the "grampy" group sometime in March. 

Yogi Wenz has been chased out again; he is 
now with Parrott 6k Co. in Kirkland, Wash. YHS 
did intensive research and found that Washington 
is even more west than Albany. 

Dave Pope and family are continuing to in- 
crease the world's population; his #8 grandchild is 
due in January. 

Ed Stockwell is still actively in the child grant 
business. He has been appointed to a three-year 
term on a Child and Maternal Health Research 
Grant. After a perusal of the proposal, YHS has 
come to the conclusion that there is probably a 
negative correlation between children and mater- 
nal health. 

That is the extent of the recent input. But keep 
the cards coming and YHS will not be required to 
create an essay on "Indicator plants and wetland 


Secretary Needed 

Dave Powers has become vice president for 
institutional advancement at Colorado School of 
Mines in Golden, and he and Runie have bought a 
house there. In this new position, Dave oversees 
the Office of Institutional Advancement and the 
Department of Public Affairs. For the last five 
years he has been associate vice president at Buck- 
nell University in Lewisburg, Pa., where he has 
managed an $86.5 million fund-raising campaign. 
The Powerses have two sons: David, Jr. 79, with 
Cunard in New York City, and Brian, a Holder- 
ness graduate who is working on his master's de- 
gree in geology at Ohio State. Both are single and, 
Dave says, excited at the prospect of coming 
"home" to the Rocky Mountains. 

Nat Greene P'50'60 with son Tim Greene '50 and Put Flint '37 in 

At the Portland reception are, from left, Marc am Rhein '50 and his 
mother, Lillian Amrhein, Bob Morse '51 and Dave Yesair '50. 


Charlie Gibbs, Secretary 

Jim Parkes (Dr. James C. II) is an associate 
clinical professor in orthopedic surgery at Colum- 
bia University, and about to begin his 16th year as 
team doctor for the New York Mets. He says he 
appreciates "all that was done for me by my great 
teachers at Governor Dummer." He lives on Cen- 
tral Park West. 

Philip T. Smith, in Summit, N.J., is currently 
director of government affairs for the Hong Kong 
Bank/Marine Midland Bank in New York City, 
responsible for all federal, state and local govern- 
ment relations. 

Donald Tracy sold his business, Seacoast Secu- 
rity and Telephone, and is currently on his own as 
a financial advisor. He and Linda live in West 
Rockport, Maine. 

Bob Iafolla and his wife Barbara were the cover 
feature on the December 7 issue of Seacoast Scene, a 
newspaper out of Hampton, N.H. They had just 
received the first Community Enrichment Award 
from the Portsmouth Visiting Nurses Association, 
but were cited for many community services. Ex- 
cerpts from that article will appear in the next 

Libby Lucas, Art and Frieda Sager, and Jack Lucas '52 enjoy the GDA 
reception in San Francisco. 


Host Ted Bergmann '31 , at right, greets Susan and Matt Grossman '52, at 
his home in Los Angeles. 

Ron Paparella '54 and Old Guard master Buster Navins '31 at By field 


Michael Smith, Secretary 

Dick Michaelson '54 in 


June 16, 17 and 18 

Warren Hutchins recently moved to Hunting- 
ton Beach, Calif., where he is a specification area 
manager for General Electric's Lamp Division, pro- 
viding technical marketing support. 

Richard Michelson writes from Seattle, "The 
great Northwest is still a source of inspiration to 
me with my mountain-oriented activities being a 
prime source of challenge and reward. I enjoyed 
seeing Art Sager for the first time since 1954 at the 
October alumni gathering here.". 


Philip Ani>dl, Secretary 

To Hill Spence goei the top cla& award for 
receiving and immediate] ling each and 

every rime to request for (his- note-. His hu 
i ard (one of those almost indestructible kinds that 
can survive a construction site and still impress) 
States that he is president of Capewide Devel- 
opment Corp., with logos and the modular home 
thai he sells, complete with telephone numbers for 
his office, his car and his truck. He likes to keep in 
touch. Bill is planning to visit Pete Haendler in 
Tampa, Fla., in January. 

Bill Durrell says "hello" to you all. He is run- 
ning a short-run book manufacturing plant, which 
he purchased in 1970, on Cape Cod. He has two 
sons. Bryant is a freshman at Harvard and Benja- 
min is a sophomore at High Mowing School. Bill 
says his health, mental and physical, is excellent. 

Pete Littlefield's son Scott is finishing his sen- 
ior year at Bates, majoring in Asian History, and 
his son William is a sophomore at St. Lawrence. 

Bobette and Rick Sears have contracted to 
purchase a Saab 9000 Turbo in order to blow 
Thorton Burke's Model T off the road at our 35th 
Reunion. Wow! The Spring of 1990 is almost upon 
us and the first response for a suggestion for the 
35th is a challenge! 

Rick's son Jay is '89 at Kenyon and Son Ian is '92 
at Lake Forest College. 

My daughter Rebecca '88 is on the women's ice 
hockey team at the University of Vermont, where 
many of her new teammates are former foe from 
Tabor, Lawrence, etc. Son Matthew is scheduled 
to get his pilot's license in January at Daniel 
Webster College in Nashua, N.H., and oldest son 
Mark is a ski bum, while also a subcontractor for 
finish carpentry at condos at the Bolton Valley Ski 
area in Vermont. 


James Dean, Secretary 

This June marks my 28th year as a teacher-coach 
and past dorm master at Berwick Academy in 
South Berwick, Maine. 

Stan Rhodes celebrated his 50th birthday and 
says he "somehow got included in Who's Who in 
American Education. He and his wife Hilda both 
teach in the Westport (Conn.) Public School Sys- 
tem. Their daughter Robin graduates from Middle- 
bury in May. 

George Boynton and his wife Pam hosted a 
GDA reception at their home in San Diego on 
October 20. George introduced Art Sager to the 
group, and classmate John Wilson came down 
from Newport Beach for the event. Last summer's 
activities included biking the San Juan Islands off 
Seattle and the annual one-mile La Jolla Rough 
Water Swim. Winter plans include a family ski trip 
to Park City. "Trying to maintain the physical 
stamina of an 18-year-old is becoming increasingly 
difficult!" George says. 

Rey Moulton underwent his second open heart 
operation on September 22. He says he is "progres- 
sing well and feel great. Hopefully, the next 20 to 
30 years will be better health-wise." 

Reaves Strobel "became a father late in the 
game with the birth of a son, Alexander, on Feb- 
ruary 16, 1988." Reaves and his wife, Paula Hager, 
live in Old Lyme, Conn. He is president of Reaves 
Strobel Marketing in Old Saybrook. 

Bill Sayles says, "No news, but good to hear 
from you. I hope we can get together when I am in 
Maine during the summer." Bill lives in Sudbury, 


Howard Davis '56 and Old Guard master Mac Mur 
phy at Portland reception. 

Tony (A.D.) Miller is still working in the Lon- 
don stock market with a company called Jacobson 
Townsley. His son David is market maker with 
Smith New Court and his daughter Jane is with 
Reed International, having graduated from Man- 
chester University last summer. 

Tony Hawthorne's daughter Amy is a junior 
at Yale and son Christopher, a senior at Berkeley 
(Calif.) H.S., admitted to Yale but undecided on 
accepting. His wife Trish is a private college admis- 
sions counselor and Tony himself is practicing law 
in Walnut Creek, Calif., and writing some fiction. 

Stuart Sprague is still professor of history at 
Morehead State University (Kentucky). Daughter 
Laura graduated from Yale and is working for 
Arthur Anderson in Germany; Karyn has three 
semesters to go at Yale; Mary is applying to col- 
leges; and Bennett is playing 8th grade basketball. 
Stuart made a 45-day western car trip last year, 
then won a trip to Hawaii at the end of December. 
He has published pictorial histories of Frankfurt 
and of Eastern Kentucky, also a series of books on 
outmigrants from Kentucky. He says he may now 
try his hand at writing a novel. 

Tony Hawthorne '56 and wife Trish talk with hostess 
Michele Huggard P'85 in San Francisco. 


Lyman Cousins, Secretary 

Gale French is an Air Reserve technician flying 
the C-S Galaxy at Westover AFB, Mass. He just 
returned from a two-week C-5 trip to Sydney, 
Australia, where he supported F-15 units during a 
200 Year Anniversary air show. He says, "Flying 
all over the world gets in your blood so it's hard to 
stay home for too long at any given time." 

Also Down Under, Dr. Frank Gleason is 
working for CSIRO in Sydney for two years. He is 
investigating microorganisms which facilitate diges- 
tion in sheep. This is part of a research project 
funded by the Australian Government to increase 
wool production. 



San Diego hosts Pam and George Boynton '56 and daughter Lindy pose 
with headmaster Peter Bragdon. 


Rick Friend, Secretary 


June 16, 17 and 18 

The fall mailing concerned our 30th Reunion 
and a request for news by return postcard was 
moderately successful. 

At the San Diego reception: Dorothy Wadlow, John Wilson '56, Art 
Sager, Jennifer Wilson and Tom Wadlow '60. 


Tay Vaughan '62, Dave Crockett '54 and Jeff Kane '65 get together at 
San Francisco event. 

Dick Croll '58 and Kevin Leary 
'58 in San Francisco. 

Rick Theriault '79 and Mark 
Johnson '62 in San Francisco. 

Skip Pescosolido '55, Lew Gibbons '63 and Marsha Finney at the Dallas 

Geoff Lewis ... thai he has no additional 
update, but he would lo\ 
hear Irorn classmates when they arc in Wasl 
ton, D.C. He wants to know LI anyone has heard 
from Lou Piatt or Tad Aiken ( a off will not he 
at the reunion. 

Jeff Wilson writes that on July 1 he began a 
new | at the North Yarmouth Congrega- 

tional Church in Yarmouth, Maine. His wife Bar- 
bara works at Martha Hall in Yarmouth and man- 
ages animals at home: two horses, two dogs, four 
cats. John, 25, teaches English in Japan; Andrew, 
20, is a sophomore at LaRoche College near Pitts- 
burgh; and Sarah, 14, is a freshman at Greeley 
High School. Jeff "hopes" to be at our reunion. 

Courtney Bird is alive and well on the Cape 
(Mass.). He is a partner in a small construction 
company that builds residential and commercial 
properties. In his spare time, he is director of the 
Cape Cod Marathon and is active in the Falmouth 
Track Club. He has accumulated 12 geese, five 
cats, one turtle, one wife, two teenagers and some 

Alan Tucker writes: "Hi guys! I hope that the 
next 30 years go a lot slower than the last. I am still 
married and on good terms with Ruth, who some 
classmates may remember from GDA days. Wasn't 
it then that we thought the Earth was flat? We 
have four children - two boys, two girls - two 
grandsomeones on the way. Our 'baby' Cheryl is 
now a senior at GDA, and Ruth and I have been 
having lots of fun at soccer, baseball, and hockey 
games, concerts, etc. I look forward to this 30th 
powwow; I remember all of you fondly." 

Charlie Langmaid is sorry that he won't be at 
our 30th - he will be attending his daughter's grad- 
uation in Colorado. "Patti and I are still holding 
down the fort at Charlie's Gondola Ski Shop in 
Vail. Skiing is great." I hope any GDA'ers skiing 
in Vail will visit Charlie and give him some busi- 

Brian Marsh was as laconic as ever regarding 
his plans for the reunion - "Not sure!" Walter 
Cannon will not be able to attend. 

In addition to Alan Tucker, Bill Whiting, Jim 
Foley, Bill Donnelly, John Catlett and Ferg 
Jansen, Courtney Bird and Chip Mason write 
that they will be attending the 30th. Excellent! I 
hope there are more of you coming who have yet 
to respond to me. 

Regarding the reunion, you will shortly receive, 
if you have not already, a mailing with specific 
information about the schedule of events, lodging, 
attendance update and other particulars. Watch 
for it. 

Please return the card from my last mailing or 
drop a note to me with news about you or other 

I hope you all had a joyous and reflective holiday 
season with your families. 

w Thomas Tobey, Secretary 

The Class of '62 is alive and well and living in 
various parts of California, at least. At last glance 
in the alumni directory ('84 edition) there were 
eight of our class living in California. Randy 
Hust, John Dorr, John Fenn and Jim O'Dea 
were all in the southern part of the state. Tay 
Vaughan, Jim Gordon, Mark Johnson and I 
were in the San Francisco Bay area. I would be 
interested to know if that list has changed in the 
past four years. Speak out guys. Let us know where 
you are and what's happening. 

1 had the good fortune to attend a GDA alumni 
gathering recently in San Francisco. Among the 
attendees were W. Tay Vaughan III and Mark 


Johnson with their wives. Tay runs a small con- 
sulting firm to small companies in the area in a 
computer-related field. Mark retired as a lieutenant 
commander in the Navy in March and did a six- 
month consulting stint in Hawaii. He has taken on 
a new profession as, I believe, the operations man- 
ager for a large produce and beverage wholesaler/ 
distributor near his home in Pittsburg (that's Cali- 
fornia!). Sorry to be so vague on such important 
facts as one's profession but I ran out of napkins on 
which to write down the information at the party. 
The class of '62 was well represented with easily an 
eighth to a sixth of those present. 

The atmosphere at the cocktail party was fab- 
ulous. Along with Headmaster Peter Bragdon, di- 
rector of development Stu Chase and admissions 
director Mike Moonves was Art Sager and his 
wife. Art was along to give his usual, eloquent plug 
for the school. His memory for days of yore was 
uncanny. I was pleased to know that he really 
didn't remember my singing ability. I owe a great 
debt of gratitude to Steve Blair for his expertise 
and patience with me, and Burke Leahy and 
Denis Golden for their great voices. I was always 
grateful that they sang so close to me. They all lead 
the way for me with their talent. Art and I were 
recalling the Glee Club concert in Symphony Hall 
with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. A record 
was made of the event. I used to have one, but I am 
unable to put my finger on it. If you have a copy 
will you please make a cassette recording for Art 
and send it along to him c/o the Academy. He 
would be ever so grateful. 

At alumni gatherings I am always reminded 
about how special those four years were for me. I 
was a young 14-year-old from New Jersey back in 
1958. It was guys like Art, along with the likes of 
Heb Evans, Bob Anderson, Dave Williams and Bill 
Sperry, to name a few, that made the difference for 
me. It was also Cy Hoover, Colin Studds and 
Burke Leahy that were there to lean on when I 
needed it too. I rarely stop to think about what I 
took away from Old Byfield until I have meetings 
like these to give that past time some perspective. I 
hope you will all keep an eye on your calendar for 
the GDA reception when it comes your way. It's 
really worth it. 

I am sure that the posting in a recent commu- 
nique from the Academy was incorrect regarding 
the Class of '62s participation in the Annual Fund 
this year. Our results must be like the election 
results on the West Coast, last to come in because 
of the time difference. We were listed as 0% partici- 
pation. I know that I am not the best about getting 
my contribution into the mail right away. That 
sure got the attention of my conscience. I quickly 
slapped a check in the envelope in hopes of boost- 
ing the percentage. Hope you will do the same. 

This column will reach you after the first of the 
year. Hope that the holidays were pleasant for you 
and your family. It is still quite hard to conjure up 
my memories of a New England Christmas when I 
look out at the flowers still blooming in the back 
yard, but I always do reflect back. I still have the 
"sand in my shoes" as my mother on the Cape 
always says, that serves as the reminder. Happy 
New Year to all. 


Bob Fullerton, Secretary 

T'was a slow period for the mail and only two, 
well, no, three items arrived. Although they were 
addressed to me, I trust it will be permissible to 
share them with the rest of the Class (and I sincere- 
ly apologize if it isn't). Incidentally, if in the future 
you send in anything that is not meant to be 
shared, please let me know by marking it so. 

Host Fred Smith '52 with Bob '67 and Anne Bass in Dallas. 

The first item came from Bob McGilvray (from 
Vancouver, B.C.) shortly after the deadline for the 
last Archon which is the reason it was not included 
there. Bob wrote: "Many thanks for the reunion 
news and photo." (Actually, the 'Thanks' ought to 
go to Peter Coburn, Bob Taylor, and Forbes 
Farmer, who collected pictures, and had prints 
made, and mailed them to those of us who were 
unable to attend. Ed.) I will make plans now for 

"Ironically, I was in Rockport, Mass., in late May 
'88 on a rather quickly-planned visit to my mother 
without kids. I even swung up to Center Sand- 
wich, N.H., to visit a friend and, on the return, 
swung through Newburyport and the GDA cam- 
pus. I was very impressed with the new buildings 
and their retaining of the overall character of the 

"No news for the Archon. (Surprise! Ed.) Life 
continues in a regular pattern with Alexander 
starting kindergarten, Marysia in preschool, my 
wife Barbara off to London to study heart/lung 
transplants (for her patients), and me architect-ing 
away on various projects. Best regards to all." 

After 12 years in Vancouver, Bob adds that he 
still is "not used to rainy winters." 

Chad Smith sent in the second item, a beautiful 
postcard of the scenery around his home - Arcadia 
National Park. Chad said: "I want to thank you for 
putting so much effort into stimulating enthusiasm 
for last Spring's GDA reunion. (Got to set the 
record straight, Chad. Rusty hlavins, Bill Shane, 
Teddy Cook and a number of others that I am not 
even aware of 'cause I was unable to be there, did a 
great deal of pre-reunion planning and telephon- 
ing. Additionally, a tremendous amount of 
'Thanks' is owed to Stu Chase and Chris Harlow 
of the Development Office who made sure all activ- 
ities flowed smoothly. Ed.) I gather you were very 
successful in your efforts! 

"Heather (18-year-old daughter) is enjoying the 
beginning of her frosh year at Williams, and Me- 
gan (15-year-old daughter) is thrilled with her ac- 
tivities and studies at MDI High School. Stay in 

The last item caught me totally off guard! A 
couple months ago, a carton big enough to carry a 
17-inch TV, and with an Albuquerque return ad- 
dress, showed up on our deck. It looked like a 
handtruck would be needed to carry this fella 
around, but it was as light as a feather. Do any of 
you remember the "Class of '63" sign that seemed 

Ken Pouch '62 at West Hartford 

Craig Johnson '65 in Los Angeles. 


Tom Tobey '62 and Mike O'Leary 
'70 in San Francisco. 

Rob Steivart '68 and Jon Gilman 
'73 in West Hartford. 

Mac Barnes '67 at New York City 

to follow us around everywhere during Reunion 
Weekend? That's all that was inside! All right, "Big 
A," I got the hint. I'll be there in '93! 
Jeffrey Ellis labeled the 25th Reunion "great- 
. . . Wish more of you could have made it. Let's 
not wait another 25 years!" 

Hope you are all doing well. Write if you have 
the inclination or chance. 



John \Aen ei , Sa n ten 


June 16, 17 and 18 

The Land of Steady Habits: A Brief Histor, oj 
Connecticut by Bruce Fraser has been added to 
the GDA Library. Bruce, who has a Ph.D. in 
American History from Columbia University, is 
executive director of the Connecticut Humanities 
Council. He is also a new solicitor for GDA's 
capital campaign in Connecticut. 

A.R. Robertson is practicing pathology at a 
hospital in Barrie, Ontario, just north of Toronto. 
He and his wife Barbara and son Alec live on a 
farm and spend their time fixing it up and enjoying 
country life. 


Fred Shepard, Secretary 

Peter Imber and his wife Mira, in Sherman 
Oaks, Calif., had their first child last winter - a 
son, Gill Jonas, born February 16, 1988. They are 
loving every moment, Peter says. He continues to 
work as a video tape editor for ABC News out of 
Los Angeles. 


Barry Sullivan, Secretary 

James Keeler III has just moved back again to 
Pittsfield, Mass., after V/i years in Atlanta. "I will 
miss the sunshine and warm weather," he writes, 
"and my wife will miss the shopping!" He is still 
with G.E. Plastics, this time as a product manager. 


Ben Beach, Secretary 

Anthony Gerard is serving as an advisory 
board member for the Conservation Trust of Puer- 
to Rico. A merchant banker with Tendler Beretz, 
Anthony lives and plays his tennis in Manhattan. 
He and his wife Kathleen have two sons. 

Goodbye, Columbus; hello Windy City. Chi- 
cago Title and Trust has lured Bill Dougherty 
north to be a portfolio manager in the trust divi- 
sion. He and his family live 30 miles north of the 
city in Northbrook. 

Bill Barnes is being moved from Connecticut 
to San Diego by his company, Environmental 
Products Corp. 

San Franciscan Rich Brayton, recently elected 
a director of the local chapter of the American 
Institute of Architects, has won a ROSCOE 
Award for a light fixture he designed. 

To be closer to their families, Charlene and 
Keith Adolph and their two pre-schoolers have 
left the Bay Area for Acworth, Ga., a suburb 
north of Atlanta. Keith is doing computer analysis 
and design for Confederation Life. 

Rick Jensen, who has been the head profes- 
sional at Bear Lake Country Club in West Palm 
Beach, Fla., is now the golf director, as well. The 
fast-growing club is popular with the Alfond fami- 


Real estate finance is still Tom Taylor's special- 
ty, but now he's working for Aetna Life and Cas- 
ualty. He handles commercial loans in the mid- 
Atlantic region. Tom, Caroline, and their three 
children live just outside Hartford in South Wind- 

Chuck Davis finally has a doubles team: son 
Tucker, and now Tyler, who was born to Chuck's 
wife Marna on September 3. 

Sidney Bird is ranked ninth in the State of 
Florida in racquetball, in his age group, and he 

( redits ( jDA with giving him his start in athletics. 
He is also ai ting < aptain at the Dade County Jail. 

Frederick Burchsted is a mathematical ar- 
chivist for the University of Texas Archivi 
Austin. 1 If raises Angora rabbits for fun. 

Morgan Doolittle does real estate law for 
Combustion Engineering. He and his wife Laurie- 
have three daughters - Erin 7, Brittany 5, and 
Morgan 4 - and are living in Avon, Conn. 

Ralph Perkins and his wife Barbara, in Bed- 
ford, N.H., have two daughters - Robin 10 and 
Rebecca 7. Ralph is an air traffic controller. 

Jeffrey and Barbara Wood live in Briarcliff, 
N.Y., with their two children, Bradley 6 and 
Christine 10. He negotiates conventions. 

Jane and Philip Finn of Simsbury, Conn., have 
two sons, Philip 8 and Richard 6. Phil is with U.S. 
Shoe Corp. 

Dr. David Marsh is decreasing his office pedi- 
atric practice in Amherst, Mass., "to pursue other 
interests, including five weeks at Narsapur Chris- 
tian Hospital in Andhra Pradesh, India, in Feb- 
ruary and March. 


Carl Spang, Secretary 

Don Hayes is sorry to have missed the 20th, 
"but business took me to Europe. Last summer I 
won an Emmy from the Academy of Television 
Arts and Sciences for 'Outstanding Achievement 
in Engineering Development.' Our company, Opti- 
cal Disc Corp., makes recordable videodiscs for 
TV editing. I wish you all could have attended the 
gala event, but I had fun anyway." 


Jeffrey Gordon, Secretary 


June 16, 17 and 18 

Jonathan Feuer is working for the Central 
Intelligence Committee as a double agent in Co- 
lumbia, currently investigating General Ortega 
and other Central America drug runners. He looks 
forward to the 20th Reunion and is particularly 
interested in talking to Albert Nelthrop. Jon and 
his wife Marcia live in Great Neck, N.Y. 

David Guild is president of a diamond mine in 
South Africa, and voted for Lyndon LaRouche in 
the 1988 elections. Dave looks forward to seeing 
"Mole" Cole at the Reunion on June 16, 17, &. 
18. Gwid will bring the beer. 

Dick Patton '50 with Sharon Ricci 
and David Bergman '70 in Los An- 

The hosts in West Hartford: Barry 
and Jenifer Simson with Elizabeth, 
18 months. 

Larry Coles '73 at the New York 

Moe McGuirk owns a riding academy in 
Northern California, and says he has some open- 
ings for advanced riders: "Please call." He plans to 
be at Reunion and may bring some horses for an 
intramural polo game. 

Conrad Miller of Montpelier, Vt., is currently 
supplying electric power to Montpelier from his 
homemade windmill and hydroelectric waterfall in 
his backyard. He is trying to network into Santa 
Barbara. Calif. He looks forward to seeing Albert 
Nelthrop and Greg Wellman at Reunion. 

Michael Shay, New York, N.Y., has discovered 
that there is an untapped market in used clothes 
and furniture in the West End of New York, and 
says used GDA letter sweaters from the Class of 
1969 are bringing top dollar. If Goodhue ever gets 
his '69 football letter sweater, it could be worth big 

Peter Borneman and his wife Beverly "have 
settled in Santa Barbara, Calif. - an awesome town 
next to the ocean. I quit my job with IBM and 
built my house with the help of a few others. It 
took IVi years and was a success. I'm now working 
with a developer in commercial real estate sales in 
order to support my family, Parker 6 and Laura 4." 


Bill Tobey, Secretary 

Randall Whitney and his wife Joan are now in 
Dallas, Tex. He writes that "Catherine 5 and Alex- 
ander 3 are getting pretty handy with the soccer 
ball! Two more Whitneys to coach, Buster!" 

Correction: Jonathan Imber is the uncle, not 
the father, of young Gill Jonas, as reported in the 
last Archon. Gill is the son of Jon's brother Peter, of 
Sherman Oaks, Calif., and his wife Mira. Jon lives 
in Medfield, with his wife Amy and daughter Eliza- 
beth, 2, and teaches sociology at Wellesley College. 

Bill Murray is still at Information Magnetics 
Corp. in California, building heads for disk drives. 
Most of his travel these days is to Asia - "China, 
Japan, Singapore, etc.," and he took his family on 
vacation to Australia and Hong Kong in Decem- 


/ JL Milce Mulligan, Secretary 

Alan Brewer and Jack Stanyon work togeth- 
er at an advertising agency in Portland, Maine. 
Alan attended the Portland alumni reception on 
November 1, 1988. 

y 11 

I L* Geoffrey Durham, Secretary 

Robert Byron has started an environmental 
consulting business, Natural Resource Solutions, 
specializing in wetlands, forestry and conservation 
easements. He has been busy at his new home 
office in Woolwich, Maine. 

Jud Crook married Deb Mathison of Alliance, 
Ohio, on May 29, 1988, and they live in George- 
town, Mass. Jud owns his own home maintenance 
and repair business. "While on the dog show cir- 
cuit to the Finger Lakes," he writes, "I saw Tunk 
Hosmer at his winery (P.V. Vineyards, Ovid, 
N.Y.). Beautiful country; get out to see him." 


Jon Sendor, Secretary 

15 th REUNION 

June 16, 17 and 18 

Mark L. W. Hughes of Lichfield, England, 
visits the States about four times a year and hopes 
to coordinate a visit with Reunion. He is finance 
director for Glynwed Plastics International. 

Deborah Pope Adams and her husband Tom 
are living in Atkinson, N.H.. 

Jeffrey Beach and wife Nancy, in Kingston, 
N.H., have a 9-month-old baby boy - their second. 

Gary Coorssen has changed jobs; he's now in 
Concord, N.H., and will be in Portsmouth in June. 

Ronald Gannett is with the Bank of New Eng- 
land. He and Constance live in Merrimac, Mass., 
and look forward to seeing everyone at the 15th 

Leslie "Sam" Howland attended graduate 
school in pharmacology at the University of Cali- 
fornia, San Diego, and married Michael Freedman. 
They have two sons, Hartley 3, and Whitney l'/z. 
She became serious about running after she broke 
her back bicycling, and qualified to run in the 
Olympic Trials Marathon last May. 

Seth Kilgore was in Rome last month and had 
dinner with Lee Peterson and his wife, Julie. 
Seth says he is "sharing my space with Susan Dil- 
bert; we're hard at work renovating our new home 
and enjoying the best of city living! Small World 
Notes: Wheeler Gemmer (recently moved to 
Mexico) was my upstairs neighbor for two years." 

Stephen S. Lu is a dentist in Tewksbury, Mass. 

Lawrence Metcalfe, Jr., of High Point, N.C., 
is a "probably" for Reunion. 

James C. Pramberg is planning to attend. He 
looks forward to seeing Steve Shapiro and Dave 

Williams. He is currently living in New Orleans, 
La., where he is assistant professor of pediatrics at 
Tulane Medical School. 

Andi Lipsky Shaw and her husband Doug 
gave birth to a 9'/2-pound baby girl, Stephanie 
Rose, on October 29, 1988. They have two older 
youngsters: Lauren, 5Vi and Justin 3. They live in 
Wayland, Mass., and hope to be at Reunion. 

Carol Bendetson Shube lives in Marblehead 
and plans to attend. 

Shelley Smith is on the faculty of the Depart- 
ment of Sociology at the University of South Car- 
olina. She started whitewater canoeing in 1986 and 
plans to paddle the Grand Canyon by 1990. She 
hopes to see Jeannie Bethel-Baer, Daniel Sze, 
David Appleyard and Tom Huffsmith. 

Robert Spaulding lives in Kennebunkport, 
Maine, and runs about 60 miles a week - 5:12 per 

Timothy Statler works for the family business, 
Statler Ready Mix, and lives in Augusta, Mich. He 
will "probably" attend Reunion. 

Robert Tourison works in security at Emerson 
Hospital in Concord, Mass., and lives in Shirley. 
He stays in touch with other GDA people. 

I _J Audrey Grant, Secretary 

Daniel Clayman writes, "I was married last 
year. I live in Providence, R.I. I am a sculptor." 

Keith Esthimer was recently married to Carol 
DuBois, a clinical psychologist, and they expect 
their first baby in April. They live in Walpole, 

Harriet and John Blake '73 at the 
Dallas reception. 

Gorty Baldtvin III '71 and Mike 
Hoover '71 at the New York 


Jon Gilman '73 and his parents, Charles and Mary Jane Gilman, chat 
with director of admissions Mike Moonves in West Hartford. 

Barry H. Miller writes, "In July, I joined Cen- 
tral National-Gottesman, Inc. as general sales man- 
ager, Domestic Wood Pulp Division. Central Na- 
tional-Gottesman is the world's leading forest 
products sales organization; we are 102 years old. 
My wife Karen, son Nathan and I are still in New 
York City enjoying all that it has to offer. Recently 
Karen and I were happy to run into Mr. and Mrs. 
Rich O'Leary. 

Lisa Vaughter Strandberg and her husband 
Robert had a baby boy, Eric Cooper Strandberg, 
on September 27, 1988. Eric weighed 8 lbs. 5 ozs. 
They live in Greensboro, N.C., where Lisa is head 
nurse in labor and delivery at Moses Cone Memo- 
rial Hospital and Robert is an engineer. 

Susan Fowler Valaitis and husband John just 
had a baby boy, their first, on November 27. Hugh 
Holt weighed 8 lbs., 7 ozs. They are living in Wal- 
doboro, Maine. 

Peter Templeton and wife Linda are living in 
El Prado, N.M., where a new Templeton, James 
Takeo, was born on August 9, 1988. 

Kinglsey Goddard is no longer teaching; he is 
building a day care center at his family farm in 
Madison, Conn. 


Carol Goldberg, Secretary 

Daniel Miller is working for Dallas-based Em- 
bassy Suites Hotels as northeast real estate devel- 
oper and has become one of American Airlines' 
best customers. He recently ran into Steve Tit- 
comb, who's playing in the same hockey league in 

I / Tim Richards, Secretary 

Perrin Long has left The Wolfeboro Inn and he 
and his wife Julie have opened Perrin's Catering 
Company, in Ossippee, N.H., where they live. 

John Lu is living in Tewksbury and working for 
the public defender's office in Lowell. 

/ O Leslie Lafond, Secretary 

Mary Mackay-Smith is a marketing assistant 
for Income Property, 1st Home Investment Corp., 
in Greensboro, N.C., and plans to be married in 
May of 1990 to James D. Keirstead. Mary grad- 
uated from Brown in 1983 and the University of 
North Carolina, Greensboro, in 1987. Her fiance, 
also a graduate of UNC, is working on his master's 


Laurel Altschuler has moved from NEC to 
Apple Computer in Marlboro, Mass., where she 
sells to 10 dealerships. She lives in Boston. 

Jody Baum works at Keystone Mutual Funds in 
marketing, and lives in Swampscott. She has an 
M.B.A. in marketing and finance. 

Philip Graham will marry Wendy Donahue 
next year in GDA's Moseley Chapel. Phil current- 
ly lives in Haverhill. 

Charles McDowell writes that his wife Anita 
is a language arts teacher at Linden Hill School, 
Northfield, Mass., a private school for dyslexic 
boys ages 10-15. 

Pam Webb of Beverly said the 10th Reunion 
was "Great!" 


Abby Woodbury, Secretary 


June 16, 17 and 18 

As you are aware from recent mailing and Class 
Notes, preparations for our 10th Reunion are un- 
derway and an update will be going out to you in 
February. To date, the following have confirmed 
attendance: Wendy Bixby Cowie, Martha 
Blake, Wendy Linn, Laura Roome, Lisa Law 
Kinglsey, Beth Jones Burgess, Steve Ster- 
man, Henry Rosen, Jeff Hatfield, Troy 
Dagres, Brad Reichter, Wendy Silin McA- 
voy, Felicia Lynch Lowery, Gretchen Roor- 
bach, Rich Theriault, Kathy Leary Liv- 
ermore, Sue Potter, Hal Sizer, Mike 
Weldon, Brian Starr, Steve Tamposi, Steve 
Perry, Avery Woodworth, Debbie Baker 
Black, Monique Cremer, Tim Heffron, Hol- 
ly Spoerl Piatt, Stu Cawley, Liz Dudensing, 
Greg Wicander, Nancy Holm, Lisa Williams 
and Dave Smith. 

This past fall I was able to visit with Beth Jones 
Burgess in Byfield. Beth and her husband George 
are doing a gorgeous job at remodeling their house 
which is right on the river. Beth and George have 
joined the ranks of parenthood with baby daugh- 
ter Emily, born May 29, 1988. 

Stu Cawley writes that he has "chucked the 
real world and is a bellhop and ski bum in Ver- 
mont." Maybe he can help me track down Johan- 
na Stephan (also in Vermont), who is very diffi- 
cult to reach! 

I bumped into Kathy Coffin Hourihan and 

her two children Jared and Lauren at Bowdoin's 

homei 'lining this fall. We talked briefly and never 
did n II the football game. Hopefully we'll 

have the opportunity to catch up at Reunion. 

Andy Linn's wife Laura recently discovered 
thai Nancy Holm is working at the same compa- 
ny, Days Inn, in the legal department. It appears 
that the Atlanta contingent will be traveling north 
for Reunion. 

Andy mentioned that he has had a letter from 
Martha Blake. Martha is back in New York City 
going to graduate school and engaged to a veteri- 
narian. The wedding is scheduled for September 
and they are in the process of building a house in 

I understand that Liz Dudersing is back in 
Duxbury and I believe working in Boston, as I 
think I spotted her on Boylston Street in early 

Greg Wicander is doing a lot of traveling in his 
position of VP in charge of Scandanavian accounts 
(sorry - I don't know what company Greg works 

Peter Templeton '75 poses with 
his wife Linda, Anna Makita, 3, 
and James Takeo, now 6 months. 

Art Scangas '73 and former master 
Tom Foster in Los Angeles. 



Courtney Wang '74 makes a point in Dallas. From left: Skip Pescosolido 
'55, Wang, headmaster Peter Bragdon and Jayne Ann Maxwell. 

Lisa Williams was married in September. Lisa 
is working in travel and her husband is a musician. 

Monique Cremer is planning to attend Reun- 
ion, but more immediate is an African Safari in 

Russell Evans, unfortunately, thinks he will be 
missing Reunion as he and his wife Elizabeth are 
expecting baby #2 in May/June. 

Tim Heffron was married in October and is 
working in construction engineering. 

Laura Roome recently made a trip to Winston- 
Salem, N.C., to visit Lisa Law Kinglsey. Lisa 
and her husband Troy hope to be moving back to 
New England very soon. 

Matt Palais' mother was kind enough to return 
my postcard and tell us that Matt is still in Tokyo 
but may be back in June (and hopefully at Reun- 

Steve Perry is still bravely sticking it out in 
Hawaii. His sister Susan '81 is getting married June 
5 so Steve will definitely be back for out 10th. 

Holly Spoerl Piatt is currently living in Provi- 
dence with her husband Tony and they are "hope- 
fully moving back to the GDA area very soon." 

Debbie Baker Black and husband Jim have 
recently bought a house in Ipswich. Deb is working 
at Salem Hospital in radiation therapy. 

Sue Potter is working for CSA selling limited 
partnerships in the midwest region. Sue and I hope 
to rendezvous with Karen 'Stone very soon. Ka- 
ren is pursuing her MBA at Boston College. 

Jim Ronan is working at the law offices of James 
Casey. Although we work a block away from one 
another, we've had a very tough time getting to- 

Many thanks to Laura Roome and Kathy Liv- 
ermore for their help with these notes. Laura was 
in the midst of her busy season at her store, the 
Toy Box, but always makes time for GDA. Kathy 
Livermore is expecting her second child and will be 
spending a couple of months in Hawaii in early 


Pamela Kurtz Welch, Secretary 

After leaving the life of a management consul- 
tant at Bain, Abner Mason recently opened 
Taste of the Town, a cafe at 10 Post Office Square 
in downtown Boston. This is an ambitious project 
for Abner, as he hopes to open five more cafes in 
as many years around the city. Anyone in the area 
should stop by. 

Carl Schwartz is in a similar business, running 
his own catering business, The Missing Ingredient, 
in Portsmouth, N.H. 

Making his way from Cincinnati to Maine at the 
end of the summer, Ken Mahler stopped off in 
Byfield for a quick visit at GDA. 

Kevin Callahan and Jim Gardner came to 
the Boston reception at the Museum of Fine Arts, 

while Shep Sutton and John Wise attended the 
Portland reception. John is finishing up at the 
University of Southern Maine and hopes to enter 
television production. 

After graduating from Kenyon, Ashley Van 
Etten studied at the School of Fashion Design in 
Boston. Ashley h?.s had a successful career as a 
couture designer in Boston, but is now venturing 
into the more casual knitwear scene. Basing her 
sweater designs on the geometric shapes found in 
American Indian art, Ashley is reportedly moving 
to Snowbird in Utah to pursue her business. 

Erica Baum will be getting married June 18. 
Erica is pursuing a masters in communications 
while working at Boston Universtiy. Jeff Bennett 
is in his third and final year at Boston University's 
Law School. Last year he received the National 
American Jurisprudence Awards in recognition of 
excellent achievement in the study of evidence and 
commercial code law. Jeff is planning to join the 
law firm of Goldstein & Manello in Boston as an 
associate after graduating. 

Julie Duff is in the masters program at Stan- 
ford's School of Education and is applying for their 
Ph.D. program for next year. Steve Wall is "fight- 
ing and clawing" his way through the M.B.A. 
program at Carnegie Mellon University. Steve 
warns: "Jared Squires, you better get in touch 
with me or else.!" 

Jeff Segil is going into his third year of molecu- 
lar biology research at the Dana-Farber Cancer 
Institute in Boston and his second year of mar- 
riage. He plans to enter medical school next year. 
Jeff and his wife are looking forward to moving out 
of Boston, but as of yet they do not know where 
they will be. 

Elizabeth Evans was married to W. Nichols 
Coler, Jr., in July of 1988. She is a securities trader 
for First New Hampshire Mortgage Corp., and 
Nick is a marketing representative with IBM. They 
live in Methuen. 

Scott Sylvia is a full time student in his last year 
at New England School of Law. 

Lia McCarthy has joined Connecticut Nation- 
al Bank as assistant vice president in the Westport 
Private Banking office. A 1984 graduate of Ohio 
Wesleyan, she lives in New York City. She pre- 
viously was with Chemical Bank's Private Banking 

Doug Leathern is a staff sergeant in the USAF 

Mike Hyman '74 and Annual Fund di 
York phonathon. 

rector Christopher Harloiv at Neu> 


At San Diego reception, from left: Linda and Bill Murray '70; Charlie 
Riendeau and fiancee Leslie Robins '80. 

and currently maintains flight records in an F- 16 
tighter squadron at Nellis AFB, Nev. He's been in 
Las Vegas five years and hopes "to get orders over- 
seas soon - preferably Germany or England." 

Neda Kalhori Attarha has changed jobs and 
is a loan officer at the National Mortgage Compa- 
ny in Exeter. If anyone needs a home mortgage in 
New Hampshire, call Neda at 1-800/228-NAIL! 

JL Kathryn O'Lcary, Secretary 

Greetings, classmates. Hope all is well. As you 
are aware, I'm still in Boston. I'll be finishing up at 
Boston University in May and hope to go into PR. 
I remain at Cherrystones Restaurant and would 
love to see anyone who's in town for lunch or 
dinner. Thanks for your responses; now on to 
everyone else . . . 

Sue Perry writes: "What a year! My best news is 
my engagement to Bradford Lurvey and our plans 
for a wedding in June. We survived the completion 
of my research for my master's degree in physical 
education, and rewarded ourselves with a week 
vacation in the Caribbean and a summer on Nan- 
tucket with family. Now back to reality. I am 
teaching at Phoenix College and working part-time 
as a sports physiologist in one of the many resorts 
out here in Scottsdale. We love to wear T-shirts 
and shorts even in December; however, we are 
considering moving to Boston in the fall so Brad 
can complete his master of architecture degree at 
MIT. A special hello to Jenny Graf and thanks 
for keeping in touch." 

1 received an extensive letter from Abby Castle 
who is an assistant buyer for Dillard's Department 
Store in St. Louis. Abby noted that she still keeps 
in touch with Molly Andrew, who works at a 
resort in Sanibel, Fla. Dan Cooke is in his first 
year of law school at American University - con- 
gratulations. I hope he enjoys D.C. as much as 
Keller Laros and I did. Keller resides in L.A. and 
works in real estate management and development 
in Beverly Hills. He spent Thanksgiving at home in 
San Francisco where he enjoyed the company of 
Benay Lazo, Rob Breed and Dave Brown. 
Rob is working in San Francisco for Montgomery 
Securities; Benay has moved back east to Topsfield 
to work for GTE. 

Sherm Horton is currently a prep school teach- 
er (computer and science) at Kents Hill School in 
Maine. His brother will graduate from GDA in 

Andy Morison is still in Roanoke, Va., and 
was recently promoted to major account sales rep 
for MCI Telecommunications. Mike Morison is 
still in Chicago and will be getting married in 
Stowe, Vt., in July. Mark Whitney will be get- 
ting married on June 10. 

Lisa Louden is still working with the Labor 
Department and living in Marblehead. "Perry, 
what happened to you?" she asks. 

Jordan Voelker received a recent promotion 
from IBM to senior associate engineer. He wonders 
if Sarge Kennedy ever made it "Down Under." 
Jennifer Malamud Schaeffner was recently 
promoted to assistant at Fidelity Investor Center 
in Boston; she is happily married to Bob and still 

Jon Pingree is coaching JV men's hockey at 

Joanne Leary and Roy Lenardson were mar- 
ried July 8, 1988 in Newburyport, and are living in 
Portland, Maine. While on a honeymoon trip to 
Germany, they visited Ann McCullom Miller 
and her husband, who were stationed there with 
the U.S. Army (they have since returned to the 
States for four years). Joanne is an occupational 
therapist at the Jackson Brook Institute in Port- 
land, and a job coach at Amity Center for mental- 
ly retarded adults. At a recent vocational counsel- 
ing meeting, she ran into Ted Wise, who is in the 
same area of social service. Ted and his brother 
John '80 also live in Portland. 

One more "small world" note from Joanne: her 
husband Roy, who is working on his master's de- 
gree in public policy at the University of Southern 
Maine, is the cousin of Jim Aimone '83. Joanne 
says "hi" to Kristen, Mark and Jenny. 

Congratulations also to to Susan Miller Sim- 
mons who became a mother on October 6 with 
the birth of Tyler Williams Simmons. Sue received 
certification to teach secondary science and does so 
at Dover Jr. High School in New Hampshire. She 
is also working on her master's at UNH. She sends 
a special hello to Pam Kelly. 

Also joining the baby boom . . . David Critics 
is the father of Daniel Huntley Critics, born Octo- 
ber 4. Vinca Ingram Shiliday became a mother 
on April 16; her husband's name is Jay and her 
daughter's is Julianna Jaye GJ)- Vinca is still in 
Chicago and has started her own computer graph- 
ics company. She says hello to Clarissa Dane. 
Ivan Arguello will join the ranks of parenthood 
in February. He is working in his family business in 

New Yuri- ( jty. 

Michael Rcilly is working in management for a 
i 1 1 onstrw tion company (TRI.VK)UNT). 

Daniel Cross has been working for the past 
year as a legislative assistant (Defense, Foreign Af- 
fairs and Aviation) to Congressman Denny Smith, 
Republican from Oregon. Dan reports that 
"Things go very well." 

After working at Governor Dummer on the cap- 
ital campaign since May of 1987, Laurie Krooss 
is leaving in February to head off to graduate- 
school. She hopes "everyone is well!" 

Douglas Brown graduated from Boston Uni- 
versity School of Law in May, and is now living in 
San Francisco and working for the law firm Bron- 
son, Bronson & McKinnon. He just passed the 
California bar exam, and is "still in shock (it's not 
a fun test!) ... Hi to everyone; please look me up if 

David Critics and wife, Angela, gave birth to 
their first child, Daniel Huntley, on October 4, 
1988. They will be returning from Germany in 
August 1989 and want to see the "new" GDA. 

After six months in Australia "pursuing several 
entreprenurial projects," Sarge Kennedy visited 
New Zealand and Figi, then moved out to Silicon 
Valley in California. Plans are to return to New 
England in a few years. 

Peter Richardson '75 and Chip 
Weickert '77 in Portland. 

Peter Jenkins '78 at New York 


At San Francisco reception: Caty Coleman, Julie Duff '80, Sarah Breed 
'83 and David Brown '81. 


John Nye, Secretary 

Jean Bateman spent one semester at Washing- 
ton State doing graduate work in environmental 
studies, and hopes to attend Penn State next Fall. 

Brian Freeman says "Three down, three to go, 
hopefully." He's that far on his Ph.D. in compara- 
tive literature at Harvard. He's teaching "Heroes in 
the Hellenic World," a 600-people course, and will 
tackle Chaucer next semester as a teaching fellow. 
Brian lives in Arlington, Mass. 

Robin Fasciano has been living in Easthamp- 
ton, L.I., for two years doing freelance art work: T- 
shirts, and illustration. She's beginning to apply to 
graduate school in New York City for painting and 

Robin tells me Bonnie Perkins's dad has given 
her the reins of a new gourmet food shop/restau- 
rant they've started on State Street in Newbury- 
port. Stop in and visit at Teaberries. 

Rich Adams was last seen driving a slick, black 
300Z, the likes of which he purchased from his 
employer, Dedham Nissan. He enjoys the sales 
work and knows the experience will be handy to 

Chapman Mayo told me his job sounds "as dry 
as a rice cake," but as I pushed, he said he's doing 
structured settlements for single premium life an- 
nuities. His employer is a small company in the 
' D.C. area. He lives in Falls Church, Va. Some 
water might moisten that rice patty, Chap. 

John Egan works in NYC for Interfinance. He 
is an equity sales trader of international and do- 
mestic stocks for institutions. 

Bob Low is well into his third year at Cardigan 
Mountain School. He was looking forward to vaca- 
tion and some glitter of the big-city of Cambridge. 
The New Hampshire winters tend to take their 
toll. Max is bigger and better than ever (his dog). 

Jon Andrews is home to roost from Alaska. 
He's doing carpentry at home and in the great 
white North. 

Tim Stetson is living in Concord and working 
for a small carpentry/construction concern while 
he plans his next move. 

Chuck Barrett maintains "bankers hours" for 
a financial institution in Manchester, N.H. 

Bill Dee works for Arthur D. Little in Cam- 
bridge. He has done well with A.D.L. and travels 
all the time. 

Andy Rooney called me for a little annual 
giving. I turned the tables and found out she works 
for NYNEX in White Plains, N.Y. and lives in 
Westchester County. 

Phil Parry was working on choosing a law 
school in the Boston area when we spoke last. I 
haven't heard where he ended up. 

Scott Maguire finished at Babson College and 
went to Wall Street. He was at Merrill Lynch but 
continues his investment banking at Morgan. Af- 
ter Babson, he spent six months in Paris and will 
return again on business in January for a few 
weeks. Scott said he sees Stanley Eisenstark '83 
occasionally downtown. 

Gordon Shalek too is on the investment scene. 
He works for Shearson in the World Trade Center. 
He is going to have major surgery on his shoulder 
very soon, according to Scott Maguire. Scott also 
said he and Gordon spent a month on the Riviera 
last year. 

John Nye has left the quiet confines of architec- 
ture in Harvard Square. "I'm now living in NYC 
and working at Sotheby's. The difference is night 
and day, but well worth it." He and Kathleen Dick 

are getting married September 9. 

Heather Vickers reports that . . . Bill Hut- 
chinson just bought a house. He is a public ac- 
countant for Deloitte, Haskins ck Sells in Rich- 
mond, Va. 

Kim Newby is back in the States after spending 
a year in Italy. Sne is studying international busi- 
ness at SAIS in Maryland. 

Tim Stetson needs to send his phone number 
to the Alumni office . . . 

Heather herself visited Nancy Lord at the Uni- 
versity of Colorado Law School last summer while 
driving Jim Miller's (class of 79 and Alison Mill- 
er's brother) car across country for him. 

Howard L. Moore, "just as I always promised," 
has moved to New York. He has a development 
position with the National Academy of Design, a 

O J Susan Studley, Secretary 

Sarah Breed is working and living in San Fran- 

David Dow is "working in Boston for a compa- 
ny called Knight Tuition Payment Plan; the work 
so far has been good. I saw and spoke to Andre 
La Fleur while commuting homeward on the sub- 
way. He told me that he was finishing up at col- 
lege. It is always a pleasure to meet fellow alumni." 

Thomas Malay writes that he and Philip Ap- 
pleton are "currently existing within the confines 
of Boston; Belmont, in particular. We are enjoying 
the benefits of the white collar working world and 
hoping a beer glut will lower the price of hops." 

f Q A Matt Carothers, Secretary 

Ot* Christine Romboletti, Secretary 


June 16, 17 and 18 

With our five-year reunion just ahead, fellow 
'84ers are getting their attendance noted! 

Kim Grillo is studying (and studying) at Boston 
University Law School. "Life in the big city of 

Benay Lazo '81 in San Francisco. 

Ann Rooney '82 at New York 


In Los Angeles: Stephanie McFadden Kidd '83 with her daughter and 
husband; former master Mike Mulligan '71, David Agger '83 and Kellar 

Boston is quite different (and much more exciting) 
than the pastoral setting of Bowdoin," she says. 
Kim is also close to all the GDA action. 

Speaking of "close," the Mid-Atlantic states 
seem to be an alum magnet. Kristen MacKenzie 
now resides in a Virginia suburb of the nation's 
capital; Betsy Tuthill is living in Adams-Morgan, 
a festive region of D.C.; and Cathy Riley can be 
found in Richmond, Va., holding down a low- 
stress job in an actuary firm! And from the City of 
Brotherly Love, Muriel Hagen sends a Philly 
greeting and "can't wait until June!" 

Back in the Northeast, Dan Nye sends greetings 
from New York while Shelagh Lafferty studies at 
Harvard University. Both plan on seeing the rest 
of the best in June. 

Amie Breed is running yacht excursions on 
San Francisco Bay, and Paul Bartholomew 
plans to work in London after he graduates from 
B.U., where he is a history and economics major. 

One alum who won't be able to make the bash is 
David Carlson, who is on a Peace Corps stint in 
Niger, Africa. Other RSVPs include Gregg 
Thomson, Dede Daley and Mike DiModica. 
See the rest of you there! 

O Zj Sean Mahoney, Secretary 

Sam Blatchford plans to graduate from Babson 
College in May with wife Anne-Marie. They are 
living in Needham. 

Paula Goldberg writes, "Hello to everyone! If 
anyone is home during January, call me. I'll be in 
Boston studying for the GMAT." 

George Hasapidis is at West Point, "earning 
my pay and hoping to get into the Aviation 

Ben Armstrong is playing on the Colby Col- 
lege squash team and reports that he sees Rob 
Cloutier often. Ben is planning to return to Edin- 
burgh, Scotland to work next year. He's also con- 
sidering the foreign service. 

Sue Edelstein is searching for a health care 
administration or personnel job. She is presently 
student editor of the Wharton Alumni Magazine at 
the University of Pennsylvania. 

Pete Quimby will be graduating from Bowdoin 
College in December and will be joining his fian- 
cee, Laurie Zug, in Hanover, N.H., shortly thereaf- 
ter. He is hoping to study the sociology of religion 

in the Soviet Union next year. Their wedding is 
planned for July 1 in Hanover. 


Monique Proulx, Secretary 
Mark Thompson, Secretary 

Greg Waldman '87 and Monique Proulx are 

living (platonically) in an apartment in Brighton, 
right down the street from Gene Taft, Noah 
Wendler and Vicki Krasnekevich. Greg is fin- 
ishing his semester at Northeastern University and 
will be starting a six-month internship for his psy- 
chology major in January. Noah attends night 
classes at Boston University, having transferred 
from Hobart last spring. Vicki, Gene and Monique 
are full-time students at B.U.; Gene is majoring in 
English, while Vicki and Monique attend the Col- 
lege of Communications. Monique transferred 
from Syracuse this year. 

Tom von Jess is working full-time as a security 
guard for a major company while attending Boston 
College. The Marines are a possibility in his future. 

Chris Tauro has been seen quite often at the 
Boston University LIBRARY. He is full-time stu- 
dent at B.U. 

Greg Harris ; eni the summer modeling in 
( 'alifornii .1 in New Hampshire. 

Beau Jones and Ins family have returned to 
Andover and Beau is still attending Tulane Uni- 
versity. His sister Regan is a new sophomore at 

Raul Valdes-Fauli spent the fall semester in an 
exchange program in Spain. He will be returning 
to Lake Forest College in the spring. 

Rob Studley transferred from Lake Forest and 
is now attending Babson. 

Amy Whynott transferred from American 
University and is now attending Boston University 
with the rest of Governor Dummer. 

Tracy Beckett is in her third year at the Col- 
lege of Wooster and loves it. She moved from West 
Virginia with her family to Key West, Florida. 

Lee Hayman is in her third year at Boston 

Derric Small is playing basketball at Connecti- 
cut College for his third year and says "YO" to all. 

Bill Sweeney is working at the Lowell Institu- 
tion for Savings and is often seen driving to Gene's 
place in his hot, new CONQUEST. 

Lee Hayman is studying finance at Boston Uni- 
versity, and planning to study in London this 
summer. He talks to Kim Mooney, at Cornell, 
and Kim Carey, at Union, "and they are doing 
great also!" 

Alex Brockmann swims for the RPI swim 
team. He says school is tough but he is handling it 
all right. 

Steve Breiseth is rush chairman for Sigma Chi 
at William and Mary, doing well in school and as 
always, having a good time. He sees Melissa Dyer 
frequently. Melissa is pinned to a Sigma Chi at 
William and Mary (not Steve). She is doing well in 
school and staying in excellent shape through 

John Von Wentzel took courses at George- 
town during the summer so he is eligible for an 
early graduation. 

Irshad Mecca is working in his father's business 
in New York City; a great deal! He is also doing a 
lot of traveling to Paris. 

I, Mark Thompson, am captain of the RPI ski 
team and competed at Lake Placid after vacation. I 
trained for a week at Killington in early January. 
I'm building a half-scale F-38 Lightning out of com- 
posites for a design project in mechanical engi- 
neering. Darryl Conte '87 is in my fraternity, Sig- 
ma Chi. 

Esmee Huggard '85 and Amie Breed '84 in San Francisco. 


Joe and Julie Bailey P'88 (parents of Joe IV), Tom Mercer '61 and Paul 
Wickes P'92 (father of Catherine) at Dallas reception. 

Steve Bucknall '85 meets former coach Steve Metz, left, and advisor 
Mike Moonves in the University of North Carolina dressing room after 
the Tar Heels beat Georgia Tech. Bucknall, who later scored a career- 
high 30 points against Clemson, led UNC in three-point shots for the 
season. Metz expects Bucknall will be drafted; some commentators are 
predicting a 10-year professional career. "He's always been a good de- 
fensive player," Metz says, (< and he has come along offensively as well." 


Meganne Murphy 

Hello to everyone from Five College Valley. 
Hampshire is crazy as usual and I see lots of people 
from GDA around the area. Every once in a while 
I see Hyun Ri Shin at Amherst College. He seems 
to be having a great time there and zips around the 
place in his new car. A bit of advice . . . STAY 
OFF THE ROAD when Hyun Ri is on it! 

Cindy Draper is loving Mt. Holyoke, and 
meeting lots of men in uniform. Steve Kim is at 
UMass; the last time I talked to him he was await- 
ing the first snowfall so he could participate in the 
traditional UMass snowball attack on Amherst 
College. Watch out Hyun Ri!. 

I recently took a trip up to Skidmore College to 
visit Jeff Feldman, Eric Gilman and Dave Wa- 
lor. They all seemed to be pretty happy, and Eric's 
ferret is still alive and running around like crazy. 
Jimmy Cliff was playing there, and we all had a 
great time. Right, Dave? Watch out, guys; I'll defi- 
nitely be up again. Downtown Saratoga Springs, 

introduced by Jeff, was an experience not to be 
missed. Thanks again. 

What I've really enjoyed this fall are all the 
phone calls and letters I've received. I recently got 
a letter from Mark Juba who is having a wild time 
at Florida State University. He sees a lot of Bob 
Alperin, who is at Tulane. Bob is pledging Sigma 
Chi fraternity and has tons of connections with 
GDA alumni there. Mark says, "When FSU 
crushed Tulane in football I visited him, and we 
had a sick time. (Actually, only I got sick.) I was 
watching the Dodgers clinching the Mets when the 
phone rang. I picked it up and heard an obnoxious 
laugh. At once, I knew it was Kursten Burns." 

I've heard from Kursten also. He is playing foot- 
ball and frolicking around California, although he 
actually admits to missing the East. (Sorry, 
Kursten, I couldn't resist.) Mark also mentioned 
talking to Stutz Plaisted, who is having "too 
much fun at Salem State, according to his grades." 
Jon Morisseau and Jim Sullivan are having a 
great time at Franklin 6k Marshall and Boston 

College respectively. 

Many of the class of '88 have gone on to contin- 
ue their sports careers at college. Kris Fowler had 
a successful time with the varsity field hockey team 
at Harvard and was starting by the end of the 
season. Lisa Sweeney also made the varsity field 
hockey team at the University of Iowa and even 
scored some important goals in some important 
games. (OK, so I don't know the details . . . ) Joe 
Bailey made the varsity football team at UNC- 
Chapel Hill. Joe loves the long practices and wind 
sprints the best. 

Heather Hinrichs is having an amazing time 
in Nepal. She is learning the language and living 
with a family in Katmandu. Nichola Krasnake- 
vich is having a fun time in Switzerland, and says 
that Europe is very different from the U.S. Chris 
Zabriskie is loving Scotland, and is even devel- 
oping some sort of brogue. He went off to the coast 
of Spain for a week in December (rough life!). 
Chris also declares that since the ale over there is 
way too expensive, he and some friends are going 
to start their own brewing company. Some things 
never change . . . 

Of course, some things do change. Recent Aca- 
demy Prize winner Kara Moheban was called to 
the dean of students at Boston College for having a 
loud party in her room! Better calm down, Kara! 
Todd O'Brien wrote that "Everything here at U. 
Rochester is fine. Ted Smith and I are on the 
same floor and see Michelle LaFlamme and 
Christina Dalessio all the time. We are all doing 
well, although there is a lot of work." 

Jen Petscheck is doing a lot of sailing at Wil- 
liam Smith and travels around the East Coast 
competing in various events with her crew, which 
sounds like a pretty wild bunch. Wayne Belleau 
made the varisty hockey team at the University of 
Southern Maine and is having a good time play- 
ing. Paul Bucci wrote from the University of 
Rhode Island, "On my first exam of my college 
career, I got an A! It was even in pre-cal, thanks to 
Mr. Shea." Matt Caron is also playing varsity 
hockey, at Babson, and yes, even has his head 
shaved again. 

Pat Colgate called from Weaver State in Utah 
and said, "Everyone is Mormon! Weaver kind of 
reminds me of GDA." Heidi Danielson is out 
West too. Last time I heard from her she was 
having a pretty good time at her birthday party. 
Heidi is going to the University of Washington at 

That's all for now. I'd love to hear from every- 
one. Keep in touch and have a great winter. 

Nancy Wilson P'89 (mother of John) and 
Jan Mercer (wife of Tom '61) in Dallas. 


From Byficld . . . to the Big Time 

Lisa Sweeney '88 on Big 10 Team 

A year ago about now, school president Lisa Sweeney of 
Texas was taking a breather from sports and rehearsing 
for the lead role of Ensign Nellie Forbush in South Pacific. 
Along with classmate Kristen Fowler, she had recently 
accepted the field hockey MVP and had been named Prep 
All American by the U.S. Field Hockey Association. 

Now she is a full-fledged Iowa Hawkeye and a member 
of the Number 2 collegiate field hockey team in the 
country. Division I. Big time. 

Lisa went off to the University of Iowa because of the 
reputation of its field hockey team. She not only made the 
varsity as a freshman, but played a major role on it. She 
played in all 23 regular season games, scoring three goals 
and three assists overall. She scored two and two in Big 10 
conference play, and her team ended up second behind 
Northwestern. The Hawkeyes, however, came back to 
beat Northwestern in the NCAA Division I Regionals, 
and went on to the "Final 4" in Philadelphia the weekend 
before Thanksgiving. They edged out Northeastern 2-1 in 
the semi-finals, but lost 1-0 to Old Dominion in the 

David Moore '86 starts for B.C. 

David Moore, a 1986 graduate, has played two seasons 
of varsity for the Boston College Eagles, starting defensive 
tackle. Their season ended in a rather spectacular way: a 
38-24 win over Army in, of all places, Dublin, Ireland. 

They played in front of 42,000 fans in the first annual 
Emerald Isle Classic, and it was a major win in an 
otherwise so-so season (2-7 in regular play) for the Eagles. 
Army was 8-1 going into the game. 

Moore, at six-feet-seven and 220 pounds was one of the 
biggest players on the BC squad. Red-shirted as a 
freshman, he picked up steam as a sophomore and was a 
starter this year. He is a general management major in 
B.C.'s School of Management. 

At GDA he had been a two-year ISL All-Star and 
played in the Shriners' Classic after his senior year. He 
was also Newburyport Daily News Player of the Year and 
All America honorable mention. He was an All-Star 
center in basketball, and captain of the track team. 

David is the son of GDA science master David Moore 
and Mrs. Ada Dolloff. His sister Heather is an '88 



Lisa Sweeney '88 in varsity Hawkeye 

Dave Moore '86 in Boston College black and 


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St. Lawrence University 
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University of Pennsylvania 
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Monique Proulx 

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June 3 

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